i met the brothers at tompkins square park. jiro ran over when he saw me burying my son in the sandbox and asked me to bury him too. i'd seen him and his dad around the playground but really got to know them that day when jiro's dad found me dumping huge amounts of sand all over his son's legs. thankfully he was really laid back and didn't mind that i had just covered his child in sand! jiro has grown up to be an awesome skateboarder and i wanted to do some photos of the brothers together near the skate park. jiro broke his arm in an innocuous fall at the school jungle gym just before our shoot which scuppered those plans. i'll be going back to shoot him skating once he's all healed. in the meanwhile here are a few photos from that afternoon with the brothers just hanging out at east river park.