The Prince and the pauper: the photographer removed the homeless in the way of their dreamsPictolic
A lot about whether dreams people left without a home? He needs to be happy? Photographer from San Francisco Hora of Manolas decided to help the homeless to feel that their dreams have come true. He clothed them in outfits that matched their ideas about the way dreams.
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"The purpose of my project is to show the homeless from a different perspective and give their stories to be heard. For a project I was shooting people in Parking garages, hotels, unfinished buildings and on the street. I have met people with weapons and people with a heart of gold. The wife helped me: she combed my heroes, was doing the makeup girls. I just took pictures and found the right costumes," — said Horia.
Hora raising money for publishing books with your photos on crowdfunding platform Indiegogo. His page is available here.
"Frank from San Francisco. He lives in a makeshift trailer with his wife and dog. He was very worried that once the police take him home. Said that was Butler, but the attraction to drugs ruined his life. When I met him, he worked as a Builder. Frank is very kind person," says Hora.
"Max is a veteran of the Vietnam war and the Gulf war. He served in the army for 43 years. After returning home, he sent all to hell and went to live on the street. Now he drinks a lot and due to health problems, can hardly walk."
"Hani ran away from the cruel and brutal husband. Before she had a car, where she slept, but then the police seized the car, and Hani had to sleep in the Park. She learned to play the ukulele, and his nickname has got very beautiful voice (Honey in English "honey").
"Bill had to escape from the state where he lived before. It seriously was framed, and, if he had stayed, he would be in prison. He asked that we sent these photo of his mother."
"Henry — a former drug addict and alcoholic. He now works for the organization that helps the homeless selling Newspapers. He's from Mississippi."
"Mike is the first person I took for your project. He's from Ohio, but he had to run from the police because he was arrested for possession of marijuana. Now he re-builds his life. He got a place to stay, and the organization of assistance to the homeless he even got a job."
"POPs is also a veteran of the Vietnam war. Previously, he was an engineer, but then started taking drugs and lost his job. 12 years he could not recover from addiction, having to go to rehab. Unfortunately, now he's an alcoholic."
"Hatter really helped me with the project. Before he had a company dedicated to organizing events, but once he was fined 100 thousand dollars, and after that everything went down the drain".
"Jennifer is from Ireland. They moved to the USA with her husband, but soon divorced. She is very modest when sober."
"Before Dan had quite a rich life, but not so long ago he was on the street. He's a writer, and it was surprising to learn that we have several mutual friends. Dan asked for permission to use this photo for his next book".
"I've only met Michael twice. The first time we were not able to go, and he was very angry. After 7 months we met again, and he looked a man at peace with himself. He has a tattoo with the name of the son, who Michael really misses. He lost his mother, work and home for two days."
"This photo seems to me very symbolic: first, someone stole the shed documents, the girl stole his wallet, then his credit rating has fallen to a minimum, and now people were on the street. Shed said that the circumstances in which he came, was so compelling and overwhelming that he didn't even have the right moment to stop and think about their dreams".
"Macias said that when he was a kid, his parents hung out with hippies. He lived in Mexico, Hawaii, Indonesia, Peru, Bolivia and Costa Rica. He plans to visit every country in the world".