"I was making my way here and someone just jumped me and beat me up - for no reason."
"Do I look all gangsta in this hoodie?"
Love on the streets - a couple who found love whilst rough sleeping together.
"Me? I am nobody. Do you work for the government? You look like you do."
"I've had times where life has felt like it was spiralling - but I am always so thankful for the help I get"
"Haircuts are so important - I will cut every rough sleepers hair because it's so important to feel normal on the streets"
"People are a bit marmite - but if they saw the real me, maybe they'd like me. Thanks for taking the time to chat"
Julie "I like volunteering whenever I can - to give back when I use foodbanks and Soup Kitchens, makes it worth it. It's just like, I really want to be able to say thanks somehow"
"I come from a dark place. People don't know, you can't see someone's pain always on the outside of their face, we carry it inside."
"We've been out a while. But I guess we do have each other"
"Begging isn't for everyone"
"I wanted to say thank you. This service really does save my life. Thank you."
"It's horrible and wet out here and people treat you like you're garbage"
"I like to collect things"
"You can take one photo only. Hope it's a good one"
"It is cold. It is hard. I don't think that many really understand."
"Go on then, take a quick shot. But I am late for a Soup Kitchen so be quick please."
"Yeah life is hard, but it's not going to change"
Richard. "I have bone cancer in my face, which is hard when you are on the streets as well."
Roland. "It's hard out here. But I don't have anyone really to go back to."
Tracy "People find it hard to trust me, I understand"
"What do you want sir? You like my coat? Thank you so much, have a great day"
Sharif, met at Euston. "Do you have a few pounds for a hostel
"Macca, stuff just gets harder out here."
This was taken on my smartphone during the day, and then edited using Snapseed. It was the first 'serious' photo I took of anyone rough sleeping. This guy saw it and was really impressed by it.
Daisy, street homeless.