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GANGSTERS DOODLE

We take a look inside the world of Post-It Note Illustrator turned author Marlon Sassy. The Vancouver based artist has grown a considerable following for his hip-hop culture inspired “doodles,” and with his first book under his belt, it seems like things are only going up for our friend Marlon.

PORTRAITS OF THE HOMELESS

Portraits of the Homeless
Photography By Lee Jeffries

Biking through the pouring rain two nights ago I wondered what it would be like to be homeless, in the rain. Unimaginably difficult to merely survive without a roof or a place of rest, I tried to empathize with their constant struggle. But I won’t fool you and act like I understood. I couldn’t. All I could do was imagine. Fortunately there are those who have gone to greater lengths than I to understand their struggle. Capturing searing profiles of over 100 different homeless people, U.K.-born photographer, Lee Jeffries has recently showcased this stunning collection of photographs. And while the images within serve to capture a part of Lee’s efforts, I’d recommend checking out Lee’s flickr page to view the full scope of the project.

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Portraits of the Homeless

Posted By Max Gibson
Max Gibson is a journalist, web curator and entrepreneur. He is the founder of Wine & Bowties, an Oakland-based art and culture publication with the focus of celebrating creativity. Today Max resides in Oakland after receiving his Bachelors Degree in Communications at Loyola Marymount University. Max also has a deep passion for photography, basketball, and good jokes.



8 Comments

  1. Tiago
    Posted December 14, 2011 at | Permalink

    powerful shots.

  2. Max Gibson
    Posted December 14, 2011 at | Permalink

    what got me more than anything about these photos were the wrinkles. it seems like each one tells a story.

  3. Max Gibson
    Posted December 14, 2011 at | Permalink

    and the eyes. i can only imagine what those eyes have seen..

  4. Becca
    Posted December 14, 2011 at | Permalink

    This is absolutely breathtaking…Wow.

  5. Anonymous
    Posted December 16, 2011 at | Permalink

    Amazing photos. However, the color of the eyes in a number of the photos is too retouched– the iris is too light. It looks incredibly fake to me. It’s a shame because the photos are so tremendously powerful. They shouldn’t be subjected to photoshop gimmicks. Tell me if I’m wrong, maybe I’m too sensitive to these things, but I work as a photo retoucher, and the eye lightening thing is a big no no and very easy to take too far.
    Just a little critical comment. Love the photos otherwise!

  6. Posted December 20, 2011 at | Permalink

    indescribable shots. Great work.

  7. Anonymous
    Posted December 20, 2011 at | Permalink

    I really like these images but they just glorify the homeless. You could take photos of employed older people with this same camera get the same effect. This filter just intensifies everything which makes me think it might just be a gimmick. Call me the devils advocate but dont accept every piece of at as the most moving thing ever it makes art that much more interesting when you call it out.

  8. JoAnne Patterson
    Posted May 13, 2013 at | Permalink

    My website is under construction. It’s in “make over” stage. But, I just wanted to say that these are excellent photos. I would like to use some on my site. I would like permission to do so. I will definitely use the URL as a link to this site, and the photographer’s name.

    Thanking you in advance.
    JoAnne Cheriee Patterson

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