This man was a sex worker and a transvestite. For that reason he was attacked by murderous psychopaths with guns. He was nearly killed but survived. He can not walk without the help of crutches. He knocked at my mother's door in Cali, in 1995, and demanded that I take his picture. I obliged without hesitation. I had to improvise a studio in the living room complete with plastic flowers. That gives this image its rightly deserved look of tropical photo-studio. Cheesy town to boot.