Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos: I’ve Pissed off a Lot of People

Every now and then, photographer Joshua Cobos shoots a roll of film just for us, picks his 13 favorites, and we publish them here and it’s called “Bad Blood.” It used to be weekly but it’s become more sporadic since Joshua’s move to Los Angeles a few months back. He still comes back to SF every chance he gets (which is great for all of us) but regardless of where he shoots his rolls, it’s always a joy to get a peek inside his process with each new edition. Here’s what Joshua has to say about this week’s:

I’m pretty sure I’ve pissed off a lot of people in the 26 years I’ve been around in this body. I usually look my subject in the eye before or after taking the photo so that they don’t think I’m some timid voyeur or anything like that. Otherwise, interacting with various strangers and new friends over time introduces you to some pretty wild personalities. There’s a good amount of people in these photos that I imagine won’t be talking to me anytime soon as well but every town is a small town in certain ways.

Thanks, Joshua! Be sure to follow him on Instagram and on Twitter. Ten more shots after the jump:


5 thoughts on “Bad Blood with Joshua Cobos: I’ve Pissed off a Lot of People”

  1. You seem to thrive at people getting pissed off at you. Kindaoffa douchy way to approach street photography, don’t you think? Plus, could be dangerous.

  2. Joshua is a known predator and has verbally and physically assaulted both men in women across Los Angeles. From models, to designers, yoga instructors etc. Really disappointing to see his work still up here.

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