Manchester-based, safe-taught photographer Lee Jeffries captures the portraits and the life stories of people we usually pretend we don’t see – the homeless. Accountant by profession, Lee started his black and white portrait series after one incident in London, where he attempted to photograph a young homeless woman, and was told off harshly by her. “I was incredibly embarrassed and was faced with a decision – walk away, or go and apologize. I chose the latter and her story and subsequent images I took of her changed my approach to street photography forever.” Check out these powerful portraits!

Website: leejeffries.500px, flickr