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influences & favorites
Guzman was born to poor working class people during the year 1981 in
Frenchcamp, CA. Guzman's father worked as a manual laborer and his
mother was a stay at home mother. Guzman's parents moved to the
Imperial Valley in 1983 to be closer to family. The Imperial Valley was
and pretty much still is at this time populated chiefly by Mexicans and
Rednecks due to it's close proximity to the U.S/Mexican border and the
Glamis sand dunes (rednecks like to use their ATV's to run over the
native wildlife). The culture of the Imperial Valley consists of people
pretending to be cowboys on certain days of the year and various
institutions and monuments dedicated to
the brave men who pretended to be cowboys for so long.
Guzman eventually left the Imperial Valley with his girlfriend to attend art school in Los Angeles.
currently works processing photographs at a drugstore where he is
constantly threatened by the mentally unstable. These mentally unstable
people range from the elite of society to the homeless and destitute.
on the nightstand