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Faces of Denver – Jordan Robinson

May 25th, 2018

A safe space is never guaranteed, but Jordan Robinson has been trying to make that idea a reality. Jordan and his father, Doyle “Sox” Robinson, have been working at Sox Place for roughly 16 years. The idea for the center began in 2002 when Doyle gave out socks to those in need, coining him the nickname. The father and son believed there was a lack of resources available to unreached youth living on the streets of Denver. Children, as young as 10, were either out of foster care, too young for adult shelters or runaways. Dangers of human trafficking, being attacked and drugs are also factors... Read More

Faces of Denver – Joseph Newman!

September 11th, 2017

Meet Joseph Newman, an antique vendor swallowed in the sea of hundreds of other vendors at the one and only, Mile High Flea Market. Even though the flea market is home to a vast amount of vendors and sellers, Joseph’s booth sticks out because of his expansive collection of antiques and funky goods. Joseph was born in Eagle, Michigan and grew up in a household ran by a single mom. One day in the 60’s, his mother decided that she wanted to move out to Colorado (her favorite state), so they packed up their Lincoln Continental and hit the road. His father was a professional wrestler but,... Read More

Faces of Denver – Michael “Santa” Thein!

May 29th, 2017

Meet Michael “Santa” Thein. The Santa nickname coming from what people like to call him, and between his physical appearance and persona, it is an accurately fitting name. Michael is a very buoyant, upbeat character, radiating with charm as he sits in his wheelchair on the corner of 16th and Champa. He sits with a smile watching people pass by, asking for high fives and small donations-not donations for himself, but donations for the homeless community that he likes to help out. This is where the Santa nickname comes into play, Michael is a very generous and caring person, who is constantly... Read More

Faces of Denver – Michael Elaire!

May 14th, 2017

Michael Elaire is a videographer and photographer who enjoys creating street documentaries.  He moved to Denver from Santa Clarita, California but prior to that he had the pleasure of living in Germany for 8 years. “In Germany I fell in love with the four seasons and the Fall colors and I wanted to find a place that had that”.  While looking down 16th Street in Downtown Denver with his camera and tripod in hand he says, “I like storytelling, someone has a story and I give them an outlet to let it out.”  His latest project is on Denver’s homeless, “People are... Read More