This photograph was called out attention because I was out in Los Angeles, for the OccupyLA protest back in October 26, 2011.
I had never done photojournalism before and my contemporary photo teacher told me I should go down there and document history in the making.
I was there on different parts of the days and documenting, as well as, meeting some new people as well!
The story behind this ExMarine, he came from San Diego, he got discharged in service, and he was protesting in San Diego, till he got the boot from the city and decided to help out Los Angeles Occupy movement. His kitten, which he had no money for the food since food stamps doesn't cover pet's foods, so he asked for some cash and I gave him $5 for his cat.
After taking this photograph, the kitten's eyes went back closed.