Lee Jeffries is a contemporary realist photographer who focuses on portraying the homeless. ’Everyone else walks by like the homeless are invisible. I’m stepping through the fear, in the hope that people will realise these people are just like me and you.’ His photographs have the gravity and the authenticity that emerges from genuine human connections. Lee Jeffries does know each of his subject personally – sometimes even sharing their rough sleeping experience to build a real relationship. Through astonishing close ups, Lee Jeffries expresses this heart moving intimacy and captures the universal beauty of humanity.
Lee Jeffries (b.1971) lives and works in Manchester. He is a self-taught artist who started his mission to tell the story of the homeless around ten years ago. He has collaborated with renown French street artist Jef Aerosol - they organised together the duo exhibition ’Synergy’‚ presented in Paris in 2015 and in 2016 at >french art studio in London.