I photographed a total of 80 homeless/housed homeless that day (May 29, 2015). My goal that day was to photograph them as I would with any client; allowing them to feel at ease and acknowledged. Each of the people photographed received copied of their photos. The photos are suppose to show the beauty and dignity of people who may have suffered a lot but whose lives are equal value to ours. The aim was to bring about respect and empathy for the homeless or even cause some controversy as they are a tad suffused in glamor.
Headshots of Jockeys taken at the Santa Anita Race Track in Arcadia, CA