Dolphin is a Peruvian man living in Manhattan in a tent-like structure he's built out of cardboard and various tarps. He's fastened his home to the fence of a community garden where he's found a neighborhood acceptance. Throughout the day people stop by to talk politics, in which Dolphin is well-versed or to drop off sausages and vegetables, etc. He says he tries to eat as healthy as possible, cooking all his meals in a hot plate. When it rains, he sells umbrellas. When the weather is nice, you may be able to find him riding his bike down Coney Island's boardwalk. During the making of 'Figment', Dolphin insisted on singing Elvis although he normally prefers to sing The Beatles with his friend Steve (depicted below).
"Her name is Allison. I've had her over 30 years and have always carried her by the neck. She's never gone crooked on me."
Amidst the grove of a small community garden I found Steve sleeping, head in the nook of his guitar.
Once awake, he started to play a song he wrote that went, "Why oh why, did I pass you by? I never seen the look of love that was in your eye, in your eye."
We talked for a couple hours about his recent houselessness due to his parent's medical bills that he couldn't afford.
He used to teach guitar lessons upstate but has resorted to playing music in Washington Square & Central Park.