Icebox Framing and Gallery Photography by Howard M. Christopherson
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  Maurice Romero İHMC 2001  
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I photographed Maurice in his home near Ranchita, California. I happened upon him on a desert highway when I stopped to see a miniature village of dollhouses he made and had set up in a display next to the road. Maurice, who was born in Mexico, told me he left the hustle and bustle of L.A. to move to his new remote desert surroundings. He lives alone with some cats on a mountaintop and spends his time painting and making folk sculptures. Because I was caught off guard when meeting him, I did not have a tripod, but Maurice kindly helped me stack up a collection of National Geographics so I could rest my camera for this portrait. Maurice painted all the paintings in the picture.