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this is steven.

he is homeless.

he has the kindest most radiant soul you can imagine.

he loves seattle, LA and chicago.
he dislikes san diego.

he reads anne rice, adores michelangelo and
likes to visit museums.
(he had me at michelangelo).

he says most everyone is nice to him
and only about 1 in 100 people
are assholes.

that's not too shoddy.


sit down with someone like steve
and swap stories.

it will change who you are.


* the white outline around his head is
not due to treatment. it's just the way
the gameworks awning looks framed
around his head.
or maybe he's an angel..? hahaa.. :floating:

FULL-VIEW, for me. :rose:
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pamiekins Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2011
A picture with a heart. Lovely story and better photo, I love his eyes. It makes me want to reach out and touch him, and give him a hug. :heart:
KisayaMyst Featured By Owner May 24, 2009
Featured in my journal :heart:

If you would like me to remove a feature, please let me know.
Halfshavenbananas Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008  Hobbyist Writer
He has a sereneness to him.
iamkatia Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2008
yes, yes, exactly.
GEstraNdet Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2008   Photographer
steven seems to be a very nice man. great portrait.
fire-stone26 Featured By Owner Feb 25, 2008
we are unthinking! too often
The-Lady-Blue Featured By Owner Jan 25, 2008  Student Photographer
Wow. The story and the shot together are great. It proves that even nice people like Steven could be homeless.
LisaGorska Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2007
:omg: you captured it all so well...
cooleekoff Featured By Owner Nov 19, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful picture. I admire.
P0RG Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2007
Beautiful in every perception
ael00 Featured By Owner Oct 30, 2007
You can see it in his eyes.
Emotion89 Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2007  Hobbyist Photographer
but why is he homeless? :/
he seems to be very understanding and satisfied and kind
really! :(
humbledlearner Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2007
hello, great picture. its wonderful to read that only one in hundred are assholes.
TheMinja Featured By Owner Aug 24, 2007   Photographer
this is awesome! I really love the emotion... so many people don't realize that the homeless are people too! They have interests, stories to tell, and a life. Awesome job, keep it up =D
aujes Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2007   Photographer
Awww. I would give him some money. Poor guy. He looks so nice, and he has a georgeous smile!
MistreX Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2007
That is beautiful.
iamkatia Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2007
yes... :)
tahiwanite Featured By Owner Apr 16, 2007
all the pics have stories ...but that one is from the onces we have to remember ...i dono ..what to tell you more really verry good work ...i hope all the ppl think in to the homless ppl ad hel them ..
dynasourX Featured By Owner Mar 16, 2007  Professional Photographer
It's beautiful.
And I love the description :+favlove:
4daPeace Featured By Owner Feb 18, 2007
Wonderful...people who are supposed by others to be happy take pills and go to psychiatrists (like I did) and people like this guy right here looks so happy.

Full view & :+fav:
iamkatia Featured By Owner Feb 20, 2007
yea, he seemed really centered and radiant. :nod:
thanks for yr comment and fave. :)
yourworldasiseeit Featured By Owner Jan 4, 2007   Photographer
wow. I'm reading through all of these comments, wondering if you'll ever even get to mine. either way, I feel it's worth saying. This is my favourite photograph. ever. I appreciate any piece of art that makes me feel something. This photo is intense, and you captured something magical that I can't even put into words. I would like to thank you for sharing your gift with the world.

believe it or not, you're making the world a better place. one photograph at a time.

you're absolutely amazing.
iamkatia Featured By Owner Apr 27, 2007
sorry i'm so late in responding to this comment. when someone leaves a comment such as this
i am moved so much that it's hard to find the right words to reply.
This photo is very, VERY special to me. 'something magical' just as you said.
to meet someone who owns next to nothing and yet possesses such tenderness and LIGHT
is an incredible experience. I'm so glad you see that. I'm so glad you feel that.
thanks so much for writing.
This photo received a lot of comments but yours was truly special. :rose:
yourworldasiseeit Featured By Owner Apr 28, 2007   Photographer
No worries! I admire you so much, and it feels good to know that you read something I wrote to you. It is refreshing to know that there are people like you in this hard, fast, busy world. Since I found your gallery, it has inspired me in ways I couldn't even express to you. So, all I can do is humbly thank you. You're truly a talented person. Your photos put a smile in my heart.

Do keep up the amazing work.
ioquacious Featured By Owner Dec 22, 2006
great shot with a lovely story.
thanks for these stories....
i especially like the one about kenny on your recent journal. :)
one87 Featured By Owner Dec 8, 2006
the shot and the story... both are.. great
khizarmalik Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
thats awesome, looks likee the avg good looking guy, but he is homeless! just an great shot!
iamkatia Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
yes, he could've probably been a model. i don't know why he chooses to be homeless.
i want to take him out for lunch and ask him more about himself when i next see him.
thanks for the comment. :)
khizarmalik Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2006
sounds great! let us all know how it goes. :)
lohl2k3 Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006   Photographer
hes wrong... 99 out of 100 people are dumb.

great portrait!
iamkatia Featured By Owner Oct 14, 2006
thanks. just saw yr gallery, some good work. :)
phlegmatic Featured By Owner Oct 8, 2006   Photographer
the compression on this is doing something incredible to the highlites. really does not look like a photograph. really interesting, did you shoot with some kind of a filter? very interesting.
petite-poupee Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2006
amazing work! so touching, really.
congratulations for how human you are, this kind of special friends we only find once in our lives:nod:
this is outstanding...
i do think he is an angel, at least he has such beautiful eyes, there's something mysterious to it.
humansubstitute Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2006   Digital Artist
great picture! really love it!
iamkatia Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2006
thanks. this photo means a lot to me. :)
kellyjose Featured By Owner Jul 4, 2006
aww, he looks so friendly (L)
agzamoth Featured By Owner May 31, 2006  Hobbyist
How many people would walk right past him? I'm glad you did not...speaks volumes of the man you are! Great photo...
Somehow puts life in perspective.
Yahel8 Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006   Photographer
Beautiful !

Thank you..
worldvision Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006
i mentioned to anyone when the homeless story comes up in my mind Steven--and his radiant soul and ur compassionate ones comes togetether!
love u
praetorianguards Featured By Owner Mar 26, 2006
hey! i saw this featured on =LivinDArealWorld's page. love the capture and the story behind it. keep up the amazing work!
iamkatia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
thank you so much. :)
praetorianguards Featured By Owner Apr 9, 2006
you're welcome!
blackholes Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006
excellent photo! :+fav:
iamkatia Featured By Owner Mar 28, 2006
i'm very glad you like it and thanks for the fave. :aww: :sun:
LivinDArealWorld Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006
:wave: Hai Katia

I love this picture and mostly his smile.. very sincere

and I hope you don't mind I'm featuring him and you here [link]

You're such a great one :hug:
iamkatia Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2006
ahh yes! i noticed 'steven' had a few more faves today suddenly. ;)
thank you so much. he was a very rare breed - so content with things as they were.
not at all bleak or embittered even as 99% of the people walking by treated him as
though he was invisible. he was so... i want to say Pure. quite angelic.
well, the eyes say it all. :)

thanks again sweety. :hug:
LivinDArealWorld Featured By Owner Mar 25, 2006
you are so very welcome :hug:
dlusion Featured By Owner Mar 10, 2006   Photographer
Very powerful, I like it.
CameraDude Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2006
wow, this is one of the best "street photography" photographs i think i've seen. his expression is perfect. his eyes show a lot of kindness and seem to bring out a story.
wonderful photo, and i love the story you put to go with it.
btw, i'm sure you get asked this a ton, but how do you come up to people like this and get a picture of them? sometimes i'll be walking downtown and i see some homeless people that i would love to take a picture of... i just feel strange and kind of rude doing it... but i would really love to. it'd also be great to here stories like that.
wonderful work

please view my :gallery:
iamkatia Featured By Owner Mar 6, 2006
i'm not sure what the question is? how do i approach people?
i simply just do it. i know i have to take risks to get
the shots i want and that's the most important thing to me
so i'll do anything to get them. i see many people on the streets.
sometimes i am compelled to sit and chat with them and i always follow
that instinct. sometimes i'm not so i keep going. it's just that simple.
you have to be committed i think. you have to push through your
self-imposed boundaries and
Just Do It. ;)
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