Robert Saunders is a 54 year old man residing in San Francisco’s rapidly changing Mission neighborhood, while surviving on on government-issued Supplemental Security Income. Every day of the week you can find Robert busking for change at the intersection directly below Goldberg’s studio. Over the years they’ve developed a casual bond and, coinciding with this assignment, we decided to get closer to Robert by spending a day shadowing him with wireless microphones and cameras.
As Goldberg snapped away on his Leica and conversed with Robert, we documented the intimate discourse as well as the entirety of Robert’s day out in the city. In post production, we weaved a poetic portrait of Robert, a resilient and sad man, contented with his lot in this American life.