lee jeffries’ Haunting Homeless Faces

Lee Jeffries lives in Manchester in the United Kingdom. Close to the professional football circle, Lee began his career  photographing sporting events. But 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 talk with the homeless girl. His perception about the homeless completely changed. 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.

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  • Franck Depoilly

    I would like to buy a photo or a book of L Jeffries but don’t know where to find it ?

  • Michael Young

    Stunningly powerful portraits that capture the darkness of homelessness. Many congratulations, Lee.

  • Lee Jeffries

    My book will be available @ http://www.yellowkorner.com in about a months time. It’s in print now.

  • http://www.flickr.com/photos/kombizz/ kombizz

    Lovely strong captures
    Bravo

  • Franck Depoilly

    great!! I ever buy two pictures at yellow corners but the choise is not big ( 3 photos only )
    Let me a message when it’s ready

  • http://chachamisu.blogspot.com Nataya

    It’s total amazing. I keep starring at them, Awesome details and texture

  • JH Warnars

    These photos are what defines photography as art. Having been in a ministry to homeless individuals for nearly ten years, I know how difficult it is for them to ‘let you in’ to their world. You have captured the heart, the essence of these folks. Bravo.

  • http://kwadwoadae.com Kwadwo Adae

    Stunningly beautiful!

  • http://www.arccentric.com arccentric

    “haunting” is definitely an appropriate description! Overall, I can’t help but feel a bit sad though…

  • Sadie F

    perfection.

  • Destiny Ali-Barnett

    Dear mr. Jeffries, my name is Destiny and I was just wondering if I can draw one of your pictures and submit it into my portfolio so that I get into art school this summer? I’m not sure yet but it would be one of the following.