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Lee Jeffries Photography

Jul 26, 2011 by     13 Comments    Posted under: Photography

Impressive black and white portraits full of emotion by Lee Jeffries. “Lee Jeffries lives in Manchester in the United Kingdom. Close to the professional football circle, this artist starts to photograph sporting events. A chance meeting with a young homeless girl in the streets of London changes 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 then onwards, his photographs portray his convictions and his compassion to the world.” Check his full portfolio at Flickr, definitively worth it!

Submitted by César Couto

Founder of Paranoias, I was born in São Miguel, the biggest island from the archipelago of the Azores in Portugal. I'm a freelancer in web development and web design and I'm passionate about design, technology and photography. Socially, I'm everywhere, Facebook, Google+ or Twitter, but I normally post in Portuguese.

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  • Babet

    wow wonderful work! thats just what I did not dared doing with my television hero’s (see http://www.bencreatives.nl

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  • akabukowski

    Mr. Jeffries human(e), eloquent portraits are nothing short of an awakening. Would that the 1 percent could see, and be as moved as was this 99 percenter. Thank you from my heart, Mr. Jeffries.
    K. A. Brennan
    San Francisco

  • SINEAD HARNWELL

    ‘The truth is rarely pure and never simple….Oscar Wilde
    A most amazing look into the eyes of these wonderful individuals … who knows the stories behind the eyes and lines of time etched with pride and pain … what a do know for certain is that they were all cherished by another at one time in their lives and that it is life and it,s workings that most likely failed them … Treasured moments .. and the fact that divides were crossed and their proud images/their lives were respected by Mr Jeffries is just how it should be for these survivors of life .. Beautiful.

  • Douglas Sousa

    Tenho acompanhado o trabalho dele daqui do Brasil, ele é o mnelhor retratista atual que conheço!!!

  • Jane Graves

    I was stunned and moved by your photos of Homeless in the Guardian.  They are really inspiring.  Despite the sadness of that situation, you’ve still somehow managed to capture some zest for living too.  Thank you for the insight.

    Jane G

  • http://www.suzybernstein.co.za/ Suzyb

    Powerful imagery. 

  • Crystal

    Very beautiful pictures!
     

  • Norma

    It is with reverence in the soul that I appreciate your work.Breathtaking

  • Paranoiasnfm

    Imagens fantásticAs!

  • Marek Olbryś

    very interesting

  • JONATHAN

    EXCELLENT LENSES… DON GOT THERE FIRST, THOUGH?

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