I was standing there taking a shot of the lane way and this guy staggered past and collapsed on the gutter. The overbridge links two buildings of a hostel for homeless men. I am building a series of shots of homlessness as I have recently befriended a guy who has been homeless for 23 years. More on that later.
Taken at Woolloomooloo, Sydney, Australia
Nikon D700 24-70 f2.8
ISO 400
f 5.6 @ 36mm 1/160th sec


street, sydney, alone, homeless, drugs, black white

I’m a Sydney based photographer. Photographic interests are the outdoors, people, action, HDR and creative works as well as pretty much everything I guess.

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  • Ron Hannah
    Ron Hannahover 4 years ago

  • Thanks so much for featuring this Rono

    – Ian English

  • Jean M. Laffitau
    Jean M. Laffitauover 4 years ago

    Great shot!!

  • Thank you Jean M, appreciate it.

    – Ian English

  • Ginger  Barritt
    Ginger Barrittover 4 years ago

    Oooo, Nice nice nice…

  • Thanks Ginger, glad you like it.

    – Ian English

  • Gordon Pressley
    Gordon Pressleyover 4 years ago
    Super image… :)
  • Thanks Gordon

    – Ian English

  • Andrew Paranavitana
    Andrew Paranav...over 4 years ago

    Oh fantastic! What a feeling of isolation and need comes across in this one. Great work Ian!

  • G’day Andrew. Thanks for your observations. I agree and also I think there is a sense of desperation and helplessness.

    – Ian English

  • Scott  d'Almeida
    Scott d'Almeidaover 4 years ago


  • Thanks a lot Scott

    – Ian English

  • TatumWulff
    TatumWulffover 4 years ago

    Amazing capture Ian!!

    (Would you mind to adding the city and country name, as per our guidelines at All Street Portraiture? It would be greatly appreciated, thank you!)

  • Thanks Tatum, will do.

    – Ian English

  • A1000WORDS
    A1000WORDSover 4 years ago


  • Thanks very much Ron

    – Ian English

  • KarynL
    KarynLabout 4 years ago

    very emotive!

  • Thanks Karyn, glad you like it!!

    – Ian English

  • Bernie Stronner
    Bernie Stronnerabout 4 years ago

    Hi there, this is a great image, I was wondering if you would be interesting in submitting to From the Heart
    And maybe it would suit "The Heart of Disabilites (people only) ": challenge

  • Thanks Bernie, I have just added it to From the Heart.

    – Ian English

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