Johnny Strike surveying the goings-on on Calle Venus ("Venus Street") in Mazatlan, Mexico. Getting inspiration from way-out places. January 2002.
A postage stamp-sized, black-and-white version of the image above was used as the author photo within Strike's last book, Ports of Hell.
Strike celebrates a dual release at Amoeba Music in San Francisco next week. Coming out: a book of his short stories, A Loud Humming Sound Came From Above, and a new recording, Exalted Masters, by his band CRIME. Check out the cool posters for the event.