These kids live in a town called Piru (pop. 1,200), off highway 126 in Ventura County, California. Piru is an old orange grove town, so a large number of Piruians work for Sunkist.
Chris (pg 76) wants to be a cop when he grows up. His brother Eric (left) just applied to Von‘s (the local supermarket), where he stands to make $6.75/hr. Tim (above) has no interest in getting a job, though his parents work at nearby motels.
There’s nothing to do in Piru. The boys spend their time walking around. Eventually, they’ll get a car and spend their time driving around.
Photographer: Danielle Levitt
Stylist: Eric Kosse
Makeup: Kristi Matamoros
This page: Tim wears pants by Diesel; long-sleeve T-shirt by Libertine; short-sleeve T-shirt by Gap; his own spiderweb T-shirt (he made it) and army boots; BBGun by Daisy.
Page 2: Eric wears a jacket by Diesel; shirt by Volcom; pants by Dickies; his own Dr. Marten’s.
Page 3: At left, Chris wears a hat by Volcom; sweater by Ambiguous; pants by Dickies; shoes by Jeremy Scott for Adidas. At right, Eric wears a T-shirt by Volcom; hoodie by Rachel Comey; overshirt by Rogan; pants by Dickies; his own Dr. Marten’s
Page 4: At left, Sean wears jeans, T-shirt, and hoodie by Volcom. At right, Chris wears a T-shirt by Libertine; pants by Dickies.
Page 5: At left, Sean wears a hat by Volcom; T-shirt by Finger of California; pants by Dickies. At right, Tim wears a T-shirt by Ambiguous; long-sleeve shirt by Alicia Lawhon; jeans by Rogan; his own army boots and glove customized with safety pins and nosebleed blood.