Martin Schoeller. A New York based photographer with a flair for eccentric portraits that reveal the dynamics of the subjects personality. Credited with making no stylized distinction between the celebrity and the everyday person, Schoeller’s work is both invigorating and interesting.
When photographer Lee Jeffries stole a photograph from a young homeless girl the subject of his professional and artistic life took a drastic turn. Originally a photographer of sports events, after talking to the girl who owned the photograph he stole he began to focus on homeless people. His direction is different to any other photograph of homelessness you may have seen before. He photographs them as people, talking to them and asking their permission before pressing the button. The result is a set of harrowing, emotional and somewhat uplifting photographs. The above are just a sample of the many he has taken.