In December 2018, Haatepah Clearbear left his hometown of Pacifica, a sleepy coastal suburb of San Francisco, to come to Los Angeles in the hopes of becoming a model. He was 21. Clearbear had had a bit of success with smaller modeling jobs in the Bay Area, and had been encouraged by Daniel Peddle, a casting director and talent scout, to give it a go with the larger agencies in Southern California. Not long after arriving in town, his finances This story is from Kinfolk Issue Thirty-Seven Buy Now Related Stories Arts & Culture Issue 43 Small Wonder The outsized joy of model villages. Arts & Culture Issue 40 A Survey of the Future Five future-focused thinkers on what comes next. Arts & Culture Issue 40 Future Flags Five flags that symbolize a future state of mind. Arts & Culture Issue 40 Sara Seager On the hunt for another world. Arts & Culture Fashion Issue 40 Patent Pending New additions to the cosmos of useless contraptions. Arts & Culture Issue 40 Archive: Bodys Isek Kingelez A sculptor’s vision of the city of the future.