These photographs were commissioned by Broadway. Broadway is a London based homelessness charity. Their vision is that every person finds and keeps a home. Last year they worked with over 4,000 people on their journey from street to home. Although they are a large organisation much of their work goes unnoticed. People tend to think of the homeless organisations with the large media campaigns whereas Broadway work away in the background changing peoples lives. They provide a full range of services to help people get accommodation, improve their physical and mental health, gain training and employment and to live successful, independent lives.
It was a difficult brief: To go out with an outreach team for a couple of hours one evening and photograph rough sleeping hotspots in the City of London. The spots needed to be authentic to the metre and still try and convey they’re closeness to the big businesses and tourist spots. It was an interesting, depressing and eye-opening couple of hours in constant rain. We only had the one chance to get the shots due to deadlines and I was just getting a feel for it as we finished, when I’d begun to shoot with the camera on the pavement. I could have spent another week, ideally to really get a feel for the places and find the approach to get the best shots. But I certainly felt grateful for my warm, dry bed that night.
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