Ever since I got my Fuji X100s, all I want to do is roam the city streets of my amazing hometown of Sydney and take photos of things that intrigue me.
Most of my photos are of the homeless, which many people walk by and judge without knowing their stories, thinking that they've gotten there from drug or alcohol addiction, but in fact most of the homeless here in Sydney lived normal lives.
After attending a little seminar on awareness for the homeless, we learnt about a true story of a man, who had a high paying job in a corporate company, a wife and two kids, but then got into a car accident, couldn't get back to work, frustrated that he couldn't provide for his family, which lead to depression, which caused the kids to follow the wrong pathways of drugs and alcohol, which lead to the family breaking up and then in turn the man ending up living on the streets.
Or a girl who's now 24 and living a normal life, but when she was young lived in an abusive household and was forced to take up street life at an early age.
When you listen to these people, it's quite sad what they've been through, so don't judge anyone you don't know.
Be grateful for what you have, take a couple of minutes to check out my photos, please critique, comment on things you like, what you don't like, or tips on improving street photography.http://elindaire.zenfolio.com/p403951323