LEE JEFFRIES

BIOGRAFIA

Born in the United Kingdom, Lee Jeffries lives in Manchester and constantly travels to major Western cities to meet people living in the streets whose nobility he wishes to capture. Formerly an accountant, it was during a marathon he undertook in London that he crossed paths with a young woman snuggled in her sleeping bag near Leicester Square. His perception of homeless people was radically transformed and Lee Jeffries couldn’t resist photographing her. This wonderful encounter marked the start of his artistic and social approach: the homeless became his sole subjects. This humanist photographer explains that each image is the result of long discussions with each individual, a privileged moment that allows him to establish a connection that is particularly palpable in their gaze. “ The emotion is in the eyes ,” explains Lee Jeffries, whose majestic black-and-white portraits enable him to collect funds to assist and bear witness to the difficult living conditions of these isolated individuals, forgotten and worn down by a life of suffering.  ... Vedi di più Vedere di meno

" Percepisco le loro solitudini, le loro disperazioni e i loro dolori. Molto più spesso di quanto si possa immaginare, e anche se può sembrare pretenzioso, finisco sempre con il ritrovarmi in lagrime per loro. Le mie immagini rappresentano un ultimo addio ad una relazione costruita sull’autenticità.""

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Com’è nata la tua passione per la fotografia ? Sono romantico. Ho trascorso tutta la mia vita da adulto a cercare qualcosa. Quando avevo 20/30 anni non avevo la minima idea di cosa fossi. Poi a 40 anni ho preso una macchina fotografica e ho realiz...

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