James By: James
Signs of Life / Signs of Hope

The homeless population in Houston generally looks to the interstate overpasses to find shelter and shade from the heat and elements. I'll routinely stumble across signs of life while walking down there: fire pits, beer bottles, and makeshift beds.


This afternoon I came across this pamphlet among a pile of broken beer bottles. These pamphlets are passed out regularly to the homeless by members of local churches. It appears as if someone under this lonely bridge was willing to read what they had to stay.


I felt inspired to see that in this hopeless situation someone was willing to devote their time to offer physical and spiritual assistance. Even more inspiring is the fact that someone was willing to hear the message.


I just picked up my 35L today - this is my first image taken with it.

  • Chad Lunn 4y

  • Seth Byers 4y

    Great job, James! Are you on Facebook, or any other website where I can keep track of what's been going on or to contact you? Seems like I never see anything with what's going on with you. Holler at me soon! 35 f/1.4 on 5d = heaven.
  • James 4y

  • James 4y

    Haven't shot much lately unfortunately :(
  • Sean Setters 4y

    Even more inspiring would have been a beautiful, big breasted blond with enviable bokeh in the background. But you chose this. *shakes head*
  • James 4y

    I will dispatch my harem as subject material next time, sir.
  • Telmo Gil 4y

    Fantastic light and compo'

  • John Bielick 4y

    Excellent capture. The photo tells the story on its own.
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Taken on August 6, 2011
  • EF35mm f/1.4L USM
  • ƒ/1.4
  • 35.0 mm
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