I worked as a messenger for the better part of my 20’s. Supplementing it with bike shop jobs, traveling as much as I possibly could, and making any spare cash anywhere I could. Paid rent in some of the wildest ways at times in my 20’s, but that’s a whole nother story all together.
This collection of photos have been sitting on my flickr for a long time now, and was from my last year or so as a messenger. I used to keep a CVS “film for life” camera(an old “life hack” if you never heard of it!) in my bag every day and would just shoot anything that felt right. Most of these are from the winter of 2010/2011 in Boston, MA as I haven’t dug out all my negatives, nor do I even know where my scanner is.
If you were a messenger, how long? Did you get audited too?