Manchester-based photographer Lee Jeffries is an accountant by profession but for the past few years he’s traveled around the world photographing people he encounters on the streets, particularly the homeless.
"Bouquet" by Adria Mercuri, male head portrait drawing
“Face”, Gilden’s just published book, combines face portraits that he took from 2012 to 2014 during his travels in America, Great Britain, and Colombia. The frames are entirely filled by unforgiving portraits of people who have been battered and bruised by life itself. Bruce Gilden’s mugshots are exactly that: the result of being mugged by his camera by being poor, disenfranchised and, in some instances, by a retreat into alcoholism or addiction. Unusually, he was able to gain permission…
Fine Art Portraits like to go to the other extreme. Portraits of older actors, and most notably Clint Eastwood, have portraits taken in black and white which accentuate the lines and blemishes and harsh effects of being alive for a long time.