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Forgotten Britain

'Forgotten Britain' is a personal project I've been working on for the past few months. Walking through City streets of Britain such as London and Slough etc I'...
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'Forgotten Britain' is a personal project I've been working on for the past few months. Walking through City streets of Britain such as London and Slough etc I'd walk past homeless people like Bobby John whom I met on a journey back home one day.
After time their faces would linger in my mind, remembering the moments where passers-by would turn the other way pretending not to see them or often cross the road. Going over to talk to this man was the day that my approach to photography was changed. Stopping to chat, buying them a meal, sitting down there with a cup of tea, brought more of a significant meaning to these photographs. No one likes feeling lonely. So that chat over a cup of tea means a lot.
His expression in this photograph hints that we are now more well acquainted. The connection one feel this portrait along with the rest is proof of that. The reasons for defining every detail in their skin such as their wrinkles, hairs, scars, intense gazes and wariness, is to tell the audience of the hardship of their lives, living on the streets. I believe the amount of hardship each of them have been through, are represented by this.
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leighjg
 
leighjg January 14, 2014
Kizzie, yet another outstanding portrait shot on your gallery.... keep on doing , what you do so well.,..
kizziemurray
kizziemurray January 19, 2014
Thank you for that very encouraging compliment :-)
avimiaaz
 
avimiaaz July 18, 2014
Just breathtaking. Your skills are fantastic. Thank goodness for your photos... though these people may be forgotten today.. your photos ensure they are remembered for ever. Well done!
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vojce September 23, 2014
excellent
dankanasr
 
dankanasr October 07, 2015
emotions ...good one!

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