Haunting Portraits of the Homeless by Lee Jeffries… He also did an interview with the Impose Magazine.
Here`s just one question and answer of the great interview - about how he started this series of pictures of homeless people…
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Haunting Realism from Lee Jeffries
Photos by Lee Jeffries » Accountant by day, Lee Jeffries roams the streets to photograph faces that are a glimpse into a lifetime. We asked him a few questions, and you can follow his work on flickr.
Text by Sarahana
Posted on September 01, 2010
Q: In what kinds of situations were most of these photographs taken?
A: My involvement with the homeless started after an encounter with a young girl in London. She was huddled under a sleeping bag in a doorway in Leicester Square and took offense as I stole a photo from a distance. I was tempted to turn around and leave but something prompted me to go talk to her instead. Her story broke my heart, and changed the way I perceived the homeless. Most of my images are of people I have met on the street, whether in the UK, Europe or the US. The situations presented themselves, and I’ve made an effort to get to know each of the subjects before asking their permission to take their portrait.