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IN Creative ON 22 Aug, 2016
Horia Manolache is a famous photographer from San Francisco, United States who is working on a book of homeless people and their dreams. He is raising money through the platform Indiegogo to accomplish his photo project. His work is inspired by the homonym novel of Mark Twain and the book will be titled as "The Prince and the Pauper."
Horia is trying to depict the plight of homeless people and their unheard stories through his work. He has photographed the deprived people in hotels, garages, building sites and on the streets. While his wife carried out haircut and makeover of the people, Horia suggested costumes and worked on the mobile studio.
Horia has worked hard on his project. He has invested 1-3 weeks on every homeless person's photograph and story. We hope that his hard work will garner him great appreciation from the readers. Let's check out how beautifully this photographer has placed the homeless people next to their dreams. The untold stories of these people will surely bring tears in your eyes.
Tammy resides at Height Street in San Francisco. She is in extreme agony as her grand mom and first husband took the children away from her.
Horia met Frank in Hunterspoint, San Francisco. Frank and his wife reside in a small house with a dog. They are struggling to make both ends meet. Frank's biggest fear is that police will take away his house from him. Horia photographed Frank at his workplace i.e. construction site. Frank's wife wanted to work as a ballet dancer but failed to accomplish her dream due to her increasing weight.
Max is a Vietnam and Gulf war veteran who has served the army for 43 long years. He decided to live on the streets after leaving the army. This old man is completely helpless and unable to walk because of health problems and alcohol addiction. His biggest regret in life is that he doesn't speak to his daughter anymore.
Honey had been the victim of domestic violence for years. She decided to leave her aggressive husband and reside in solitude. Honey used to sleep in a car which broke down and was taken by the police. Honey makes money by playing guitar and singing with spoons at a hotel. She is known as Honey at her workplace because of her sweet voice.
Bill was forced to leave his state and so he decided to live on the streets. Bill's wish is to send his pictures to his mom who is a victim of Alzheimer.
Henry was a drug and alcohol addict for a long time. He is now working as a hawker for an organization that serves homeless people. Henry is basically from Mississippi and left his place because of an unexpected situation in life. At one point in life, Henry was asked to make a choice between his mom and dad and he chose to be alone.
Mike basically hails from Ohio but left his place due to drug addiction. Police caught him smoking weed and he got arrested. He decided to start his life anew and joined the organization of San Francisco.
Pops is a veteran from Vietnam War. He was an engineer but unfortunately, lost his job due to drug addiction. He stays in a rehab clinic and is an alcohol addict now.
Hatter had an even management company in California. One of his employees was under 18 years of age. When the authorities found it, Hatter was charged with an exorbitant sum of 100,000$.
Jennifer is from the McCloud family of Ireland. She suffered from divorce and has been living alone since then.
Dan had a tumultuous life and he ended on the streets some time ago. He is a writer by profession and will publish this picture in his next book.
Initially Michael was not convinced for this photo shoot and Horia took several months to persuade him for his project. Michael has tattooed his son's name on his neck as he misses him very much. He doesn't have family, house and work and now lives his life as a hipster on the streets.
Shad became homeless after his girlfriend stole his money and credit card. He is so shattered and broken that he took quite a long time to realize his dreams.
McKayas spent his whole childhood at the Haight Street. His parents were part of the hippie movement in the 60s. He has stayed in Mexico, Hawaii, Indonesia, Panama, Bolivia, Costa Rica, Peru and is planning to visit every country in the world.
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