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Homeless young man with a Collection Cup

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Sitting there for hours on end hoping that people would respond to his cause.

Ed Bilodeau, Wade From Oklahoma, and 24 other people added this photo to their favorites.

  1. joewig 89 months ago | reply

    This is ole hat for him. From the worn sign, the crumpled bag and the way he's holding his cup, he's been doing this for a long time. I like this shot a lot--primarily because you were able to get so close to him. He seems oblivious to you and that's makes this image all the more remarkable.

    Loneliness is the theme it portrays... as well as destitution, hopelessness, hungry, and the list goes on from there. It almost looks like he sat there just for you. While this is a serious matter, he could be a poster boy for the cause.

    Technically, I love the simplicity, the exposure is tack sharp, everything is brought to light in his tiny little corner of the world. In fact the shot is so clean that it almost looks staged but it seems to be a very cold day given the frozen drainage water under the sign.

    Real good stuff sir.

  2. Allinsnap 89 months ago | reply

    This really does send a strong message - simple and honest as well. Very impressive

  3. SweetJen34 89 months ago | reply

    great shot, looks almost set up. love the lighting and focus, very well done.

  4. alex.slaets 89 months ago | reply

    I see an apparently young, strong man, quite capable of supporting himself. Where did his strenght go ? His character ? I wish he finds it somewhere.

    Excellent picture in terms of involvement. Please tell us more about how to approach this type of subject.

    Technically the only remark I'd make is maybe some tuning of the contrast.

  5. jedb101 88 months ago | reply

    I love the photo
    Would like to use it in some publicity for our "Nightstop" project providing emergency accommodation for young people. Obviously it's non-commercial so from the information I can find it appears to be ok to use it - but I wanted to check with you and ask how you would like it attributed to you.

  6. Wade From Oklahoma 79 months ago | reply

    I sometimes wonder how one ends up in a situation like this. I think of myself and my wife and daughter as being lucky to have a roof over our heads...and then I think back a few months when we had a serious falling out with our previous landlord and the potential of being on the streets, or at the best being in our car, was quite real.

    Joe stated some time back (it says 10 months ago as of this writing) that it looks like he's been doing this for awhile. It'd be interesting to somehow track this guy down and see if he's doing the same thing.

    As for the photo itself, it's perfect. I personally think the toning is right on, and the focus and depth of field is superb.

  7. lindsatomica 78 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm interested in using this in a poster about hunger and homelessness. How do I give you credit below the image?

  8. Blog of the Nation 78 months ago | reply

    Beautiful photo - used it on Blog of the Nation. Thanks!

  9. lindsatomica 78 months ago | reply

    congrats on being used in Blog of the Nation!

  10. Rick van Lieshout 76 months ago | reply

    Great pictures of homeless people. How do you take these pictures? do you ask them friendly and give something in reward or something? I love taking pictures of all different kind of people but i find it hard to ask, most of the time i just don't take the picture. How do you do that.. Again, nice pictures

    Gr. Rick

  11. Hero Art 67 months ago | reply

    hi, im a stencil artist, and id really like to use this photo-is that ok?


  12. peacendjoy 53 months ago | reply

    Hi I'm a student at UCLA. This is a great photo. do you think I could use it for a project I'm doing?

  13. soberus 50 months ago | reply

    I am looking for photos like this.
    Please contact me at codyrockinc@aol.com

  14. jhVancouver 48 months ago | reply

    Harvest Project (www.harvestproject.org) would like to use this photo for a fundraising campaign and information brochure. Firstly, can we use the photo and secondly, how do we credit you with it - should we just use Sampac?



  15. chelsie.hemmings 40 months ago | reply

    Hi, I'm doing a charity gig to raise money for a homeless shelter and I'd really like to use this image for the poster - is this at all possible? Please contact me on chelsie.hemmings@cityofbristol.ac.uk. thank you! Chelsie

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