Lee Jeffries lives in Manchester in the United Kingdom. Close to the professional football circle, this artist starts to photograph sporting events. A chance meeting with a young homeless girl in the streets of London changes his artistic approach forever. Lee Jeffries recalls that, initially, he had stolen a photo from this young homeless girl huddled in a sleeping bag. The photographer knew that the young girl had noticed him but his first reaction was to leave. He says that something made him stay and go and discuss with the homeless girl. His perception about the homeless completely changes. They become the subject of his art. The models in his photographs are homeless people that he has met in Europe and in the United States:«Situations arose, and I made an effort to learn to get to know each of the subjects before asking their permission to do their portrait.» From then onwards, his photographs portray his convictions and his compassion to the world.
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The name of this blog could not be more appropriate to tell you about a contemporary artist’s recent exhibition at the Tate Modern in London.
Who can be more egomonster than Damien Hirst, of which last work is worth 50 million pounds, and not thanks the art business but because it is totally covered with diamonds?
From the shark in formaldehyde to the giant ashtray, the artist, born in Bristol in the 1965, has become always more known in the last twenty years.
But we are not here to give you the information about Hirst that you can find easily on Wikipedia.
We want to speak, instead, about his exhibition at the Tate Modern in London which, on the strength of the large turnout, seems to have been a success. Read the rest of this entry