The Rose Bowl Flea Market is one of the largest outdoor flea markets in the States featuring about 2,500 vendors and attracting almost 20,000 visitors every second Sunday of the month. On Feb. 13, 2011, I found myself here at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, California. It was amazing to see all of the weird things that people bought. I decided to do a portrait series of people leaving the market.
Top left to right: Jessica Spoto, Owl Painting $100; Toshiko Kadowaki, umbrella $5; Andreas Brothers, Buddha stature, $190; Tina Dimis, game board, $29; Robert Houston, clothing rack, $125.
Bottom left to right: Sue Farrante, 3 large balls (which she plans to mosaic) $15; Chad Dahlstrom, yard flowers, $20 each; Dante Tagoylo, deer head, $50; Shannon Cabeen, accordian (to be used as decor at wedding), $50; Jesse and Marisa Casellini, painting $130, skateboard, $20.
Louis Herrera is the co-owner of L&L Collectibles, a vintage and retro business that specializes in doll sales. She owns the shop with her daughter, Lisa Pagan. During the Rose Bowl Flea Market, they usually make about 20-30 sales mostly to regular customers/doll aficionados.