BLACK AND WHITE PORTRAITS OF THE HOMELESS – LEE JEFFRIES

Lee Jeffries lives in Manchester in the United Kingdom. A chance meeting with a young homeless girl in the streets of London changed his artistic approach forever.

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 YellowKorner.com

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