Joshua, 89, and owner of YT Textile, shuffles a deck of cards at the front desk of his shop in the Fashion District of Los Angelos, Cali. Joshua migrated to L.A. 40 years ago from Iran.
He first noticed me making photographs and waved me into the shop and shook my hand with glee, his face as welcoming as his gesture.
As I photographed Joshua I found myself in awe of his youthfulness and sense of wonder. He couldn’t understand a word I said, nor could I decipher his broken English but we seemed to understand each other regardless.