eye, 2011. Daria Owerko

I like this portrait because, first of all, it uses the Rule of Thirds by places the eye near the intersection. Also, it focuses specifically on certain features of the face: eyes and freckles. The hood and hair in eyes brings mystery also.

I’m inundated with emails on a daily basis. What camera do you use?, How do you obtain the black background in your images?, Will you employ me as your assistant?” to quote but a few. The questions are varied, but all revolve around a central theme… they see the apparent “success” of my images and are determined to experience a piece of that for themselves.

I Photograph The Homeless By Becoming One Of Them

I’m inundated with emails on a daily basis.", "How do you obtain the black background in your images?", "Will you employ me as your


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"Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art." - Eleanor Roosevelt - So what if she has an attitude.

Untitled by Lee Jeffries, via 500px - amazing portraits plus an interview with the photographer.

Lee Jeffries photograph of homeless man. He has lived with and made friends with these homeless people gaining their trust before he photographs them - what's his story?

Credit: Lee Jefferies The images are highly stylised, and artistically enhanced afterwards. Jeffries lightens faces and deepens the shadows created by folds of skin. It seems as if they were shot in a studio, when in reality Jeffries had just a few moments to capture them in natural light, out on the street, before they got bored or changed their minds. A small reflector, held beneath their chins, is the only accessory he uses. →

The big picture: Homeless

In 2008 Lee Jeffries, an amateur photographer and accountant by profession, began photographing homeless people. He makes a point to get to know them before asking to take their picture.


This post showcase stunning black and white portraits of homeless people taken by Lee Jeffries. He started taking homeless people photos when he met a young