Monday, March 12, 2012

Lee Jeffries and the homeless

                                                 Photo | Lee Jeffries 

 In 2008, former accountant and self-taught amateur photographer Lee Jeffries [from Manchester] was in London to participate in a marathon. While walking around in the streets of London he took some photos of a young homeless girl who was huddled in a sleeping bag. The young girl spotted him and started to scream ... instead of just walk away he approached the eighteen-year old girl and had a conversation with her. Her story had a profound effect on him and changed his artistic approach ... the homeless population now became the subject of his art. His haunting portraits are getting more and more noticed in media and internet ... soon a book will be published [YellowKorner]. Check out his portfolio at Flickr


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