TACO SHOPS
TACO SHOPS

Unique to Southern California is our drive-thru food culture. With the expanding Latino population, burger joints have been replaced by Taco Shops. This portrait series brings to life the people who contort their bodies through the often gritty-glass window laden with stickers, to bring us our favorite burrito or rolled tacos. For those few moments between ordering my food and "would you like red or green sauce,” with my camera, I hope to capture the spirt of these hard working people.

CASSANDRA, Roberto’s Taco Shop
CASSANDRA, Roberto’s Taco Shop

Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA.

DANIEL, La Posta Mexican Food
DANIEL, La Posta Mexican Food

Washington St. San Diego, CA.

ADRIAN, Roberto’s Taco Shop
ADRIAN, Roberto’s Taco Shop

Mission Bay, San Diego, CA.

STEVE, OWNER, Cotija’s Taco Shop
STEVE, OWNER, Cotija’s Taco Shop

Market St. San Diego, CA

FREDDY, Alberto’s Mexican food
FREDDY, Alberto’s Mexican food

University Ave. San Diego, CA.

JOSE, Cotija’s Taco Shop
JOSE, Cotija’s Taco Shop

Market St. San Diego, CA.

ROSA, WILLY, Valeria’s Taco Shop
ROSA, WILLY, Valeria’s Taco Shop

Pacific Beach, CA.

MIGUEL, Roberto’s Taco Shop
MIGUEL, Roberto’s Taco Shop

Mission Bay, San Diego CA.

YASNEL, Dos Brasas Mexican Food
YASNEL, Dos Brasas Mexican Food

San Diego Ave. San Diego CA.

MARTHA, FRANCISCO, El Paso Taco Shop
MARTHA, FRANCISCO, El Paso Taco Shop

Campo, CA.

GLORIA, Gloria’s Mexican Food
GLORIA, Gloria’s Mexican Food

28st, San Diego, CA

LORENZO, Roberto‘s Taco Shop
LORENZO, Roberto‘s Taco Shop

Ocean Beach, CA.

UNKNOWN, Vaquero’s
UNKNOWN, Vaquero’s

68th and Imperial, San Diego, CA.

TACO SHOPS
CASSANDRA, Roberto’s Taco Shop
DANIEL, La Posta Mexican Food
ADRIAN, Roberto’s Taco Shop
STEVE, OWNER, Cotija’s Taco Shop
FREDDY, Alberto’s Mexican food
JOSE, Cotija’s Taco Shop
ROSA, WILLY, Valeria’s Taco Shop
MIGUEL, Roberto’s Taco Shop
YASNEL, Dos Brasas Mexican Food
MARTHA, FRANCISCO, El Paso Taco Shop
GLORIA, Gloria’s Mexican Food
LORENZO, Roberto‘s Taco Shop
UNKNOWN, Vaquero’s
TACO SHOPS

Unique to Southern California is our drive-thru food culture. With the expanding Latino population, burger joints have been replaced by Taco Shops. This portrait series brings to life the people who contort their bodies through the often gritty-glass window laden with stickers, to bring us our favorite burrito or rolled tacos. For those few moments between ordering my food and "would you like red or green sauce,” with my camera, I hope to capture the spirt of these hard working people.

CASSANDRA, Roberto’s Taco Shop

Ocean Beach, San Diego, CA.

DANIEL, La Posta Mexican Food

Washington St. San Diego, CA.

ADRIAN, Roberto’s Taco Shop

Mission Bay, San Diego, CA.

STEVE, OWNER, Cotija’s Taco Shop

Market St. San Diego, CA

FREDDY, Alberto’s Mexican food

University Ave. San Diego, CA.

JOSE, Cotija’s Taco Shop

Market St. San Diego, CA.

ROSA, WILLY, Valeria’s Taco Shop

Pacific Beach, CA.

MIGUEL, Roberto’s Taco Shop

Mission Bay, San Diego CA.

YASNEL, Dos Brasas Mexican Food

San Diego Ave. San Diego CA.

MARTHA, FRANCISCO, El Paso Taco Shop

Campo, CA.

GLORIA, Gloria’s Mexican Food

28st, San Diego, CA

LORENZO, Roberto‘s Taco Shop

Ocean Beach, CA.

UNKNOWN, Vaquero’s

68th and Imperial, San Diego, CA.

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