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Crack Zombie Apocalypse 2
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I know you’ve all heard the term “crack head” before however I’ve taken to calling them crack zombies. I coined this term because of the way they seem to walk around Flint in a lifeless, mindless state and often have a lot of open sores. Now don’t get me wrong, I don’t just refer to people who smoke crack as a crack zombie, it pretty much encompasses all junkies mindlessly searching for their next fix. Like all zombies, crack zombies used to be people too but due to a bad decision to take up the junk, they’ve pretty much died on the inside and are decomposing on the outside.
On Easter morning I decided to go downtown Flint to take pictures of the historic buildings. Almost every building downtown was built around 1910 or before. I figured on Easter morning most of downtown would be a ghost town and I was mostly right. There were very few people downtown as most of the business men and women, doctors, lawyers and shop owners were off for the holiday. However, the lifeless corpses of crack zombies were working over time. They wandered around downtown and yet seemed as though they had nowhere to go. They just seemed to wander, slowly, mindlessly. And like any zombie movie, I had to keep moving for any time I stopped, the zombies off in the distance started gravitating toward me. I even had a brief confrontation with one crack zombie who ceased his very loud conversation with himself long enough to attempt to provoke me to fight him when I was standing on the sidewalk taking a picture for too long.
These images are an artistic recreation of what downtown Flint, Michigan felt like on the Easter morning in 2012.
April 28th, 2012
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