The subjects in this exhibition and book are homeless people on the streets of Cardiff, the capital city of Wales. They are men and women aged between 18 and 70 years. Many have mental health and/or substance abuse problems; some have physical disabilities; some are from immigrant and minority ethnic backgrounds. Disenfranchised, marginalised and stereotyped, they are shunned by ‘respectable society’.
I want to convey the humanity of homeless people, capturing their emotional expressions and vulnerability while creating portraits that are compelling, moving and aesthetically beautiful.
I seek empathy, not pathos.