Lee Jeffries is an accountant from Manchester by profession but for the past few years he’s traveled around the world photographing people he encounters on the streets, particularly the homeless.
He spends time getting to know each of his subjects before shooting them, which is evident in his work. The breath taking portraits seem to suggest details of each individuals life, taking a hard unflinching look at their personal condition.
Jeffries was just announced as the 2011 Digital Camera Photographer of the Year and you can read more about him at the Independent.
This is the best photographer on the planet.