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Portraits Of Boston: The Can Man

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“I got up at 6 o’clock this morning.”

“How much do you make a day?”

“On a good day—about $30. But that’s a really good day, usually after a ball game.”

“How long have you been doing this?”

“Fifteen years.”

“Is it hard to push the cart when the streets are icy?”

“Yes, I fall all the time.”


Portraits of Boston is a project of independent photographer Ivan Velinov. He is regularly sharing some of his favorite portraits with WBUR. Visit his website to see the hundreds of portraits he has taken on the streets of Boston.

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