lee jeffries

Lee Jeffries used to photograph sporting events. He now takes photos of homeless people. His portraits are gritty and real. He uses a Canon EOS 5D, which in and of itself takes excellent photos, but it is Jeffries’ ability to capture an image that tells a story that give them this surreal, magical quality.


Explore his other portraits on Flickr

About nosurefooting

Two Sarah Lawrence grads armed with their cameras, who have a penchant for making things pretty, following their eyes, following their hearts, even if they aren't always standing on their own two feet.
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5 Responses to lee jeffries

  1. BIGNOSEBRO says:


  2. I’ve just tried portraits for the first time and thought they weren’t too bad for a first effort – but now I’ve seen these they make my efforts look a little pathetic! Incredible shots. It looks as though you ask permission (and cooperation) which I haven’t been brave enough to do (!), but what lens do you use? Don’t suppose you’d have a look at my blog and offer some suggestions of how to improve would you? ….. other than don’t be sneaky!! Cheers.

    • Hi Noeline!
      First, these aren’t our images, they are Lee Jeffries’. So he gets all the credit.
      We have taken portraits though and you’re right- we do ask permission. Most often than not, people have been cooperative and somehow portraits always turn out better when the subject knows they’re being photographed (especially when you want them to look right into the camera).
      We looked at your blog and your photos are great! Practice makes perfect 😉

  3. ddddyyyooooo says:

    These pics show the value of (asking if needed) really getting in the face of your subject, and trying to discover something special, even if it means (depending on the lens) getting in their space…cuz, you ARE trying to capture a piece of them. cool stuff

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