Ever since we began ten issues ago, we have worked with photographer David Mushegain every issue to bring you a collection of some of the raddest people from all around the world. David shoots and gets to know the young kids he meets on his travels, through his friends, or just walking down the street, and we are always happy to share his discoveries with you. Our weekly postings of David’s Last People continue right here.

I first met Margo about two years ago I think. I can’t really remember where exactly we met. I think maybe I saw her on my friend’s Facebook page or in the neighborhood. Anyway she’s a local girl at the beach. She’s into punk rock. Really into it. She skateboards a lot. She takes really awesome photographs. She paints. She is just all around an awesome girl. But I think the thing that really inspires me about Margo is how she carries herself. Let me explain. Sometimes I’m around people that are just so beautiful and have such rad style but you can tell they are thinking about their next move. And not in a bad way, they are just really conscious of themselves. Margo kind of just flows. She’s a bit quiet and kind of kicks back and listens, and that to me is a sign of intelligence. But don’t mistake the quiet for shyness. When she has something to say she will say it. And often it’s quite quirky or amusing but also humble and I love that. I work with a lot of young people these days and something I have noticed lately is this drive by young people to be recognized so quickly. But Margo doesn’t give a shit about that and I love that. She is just doing her thing and enjoying it. I saw her recently at a T.S.O.L. show in Santa Ana. She was in the pit, this tiny girl alongside all these huge guys just kicking each other’s asses. I see Margo just get floored. I mean so hard it would have knocked anyone out. And she’s on the ground for a while and someone picks her up and she has a smile. Love that. She’s a badass. I’m not too sure about her eating habits though. She has been in and out of a bit of a homeless situation lately so she crashes at mine and I got home from a long trip to find boxes of Cap’n Crunch and some instant hash brown crap in my kitchen. Hahaha. Anyway Margo is one of my favorite people to photograph at the moment. I think she’s the real deal and I think she is very cool and emotional and interesting and creative. I photographed Margo by her car in a local high school parking lot. I shot her by her car because she primarily lives out of it. I want to finish with a little quote from her. “My camera just seems to take me places on its own sometimes. It has become such a part of daily life that when I’m having a bad day, I pack up my car and grab my camera and that’s that—the world is what I make of it with that thing.” You can follow Margo on Instagram at @94valkyrie.

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