Lee Jeffries Photography- Homeless
Thanks to Niran Vinod of the Yin&Yang mag, I got to discover a photographer I did not know and a work that speaks to me. Manchester based, and being close to the football world, starts to photograph sporting events. He one day met with a young homeless girl in the streets of London and started to change his artistic approach. Lee Jeffries recalls that, initially, he had stolen a photo from this young homeless girl huddled in a sleeping bag. The photographer knew that the young girl had noticed him but his first reaction was to leave. He says that something made him stay and go and discuss with the homeless girl. His perception about the homeless completely changes. They become the subject of his art. The models in his photographs are homeless people that he has met in Europe and in the United States: «Situations arose, and I made an effort to learn to get to know each of the subjects before asking their permission to do their portrait.» From then onwards, his photographs portray his convictions and his compassion to the world.”
Of course I am not falling just for the topic, I am falling for the story and for the result. The pictures are touching, and the fact that a photographer went to meet those homeless and putted faces, time behind a condition that should not be one, is a gesture of love. Whatever is the inner motivation the action is strong and I support!