Transitions: Tom Whitehead

Tom Whitehead

Date: Aug. 13

Time: 11:03 p.m.

Location: Near the 5000 block of Lyndale Avenue.

“This is my regular mail route I have had for eight years. Really the only transition I am going through is waiting for my two kids to start school at Anthony [Middle School]. That’s … a big transition for both me and my wife.”

Whitehead talked a bit about his mail route. “I have loved this mail route. It’s been very good. It has changed a little bit over the course of the eight years as in I have lost a couple blocks and gained a couple blocks. So there is a little bit of change there, but overall it’s the same area with almost all the same people with very little moving in and out. … I get to meet tons of people on my mail route and know by face maybe 60–70 percent of my customers.”

Editor’s note: “Transitions” is a portrait series by photographer Robb Long that highlights people in Southwest.