Lee Jeffries is an very talented photographer based out of Manchester, UK, who, through a chance meeting with a young homeless girl in the streets of London, changed his direction, approach, and perception of his art. Jeffries uses homeless people that be meets throughout his travels as the primary and sole subjects in his work. Jeffries creates some amazing and personal B&W portraiture photography that offers a snapshot glimpse into the soul of each individual, presenting the homeless as equals, whereas they’re typically a quietly ignored population.
“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.”
Art with a purpose…a cause…for something greater than ourselves. That’s what we’re talking about.