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Published: April 19, 2005
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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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Focal Length
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Apr 17, 2005, 3:35:27 AM
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Comments (379)
pamiekins's avatar
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:
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KisayaMyst's avatar
Featured in my journal :heart:

If you would like me to remove a feature, please let me know.
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Halfshavenbananas's avatar
He has a sereneness to him.
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iamkatia's avatar
yes, yes, exactly.
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GEstraNdet's avatar
steven seems to be a very nice man. great portrait.
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fire-stone26's avatar
we are unthinking! too often
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The-Lady-Blue|Student Photographer
Wow. The story and the shot together are great. It proves that even nice people like Steven could be homeless.
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LisaGorska's avatar
:omg: you captured it all so well...
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cooleekoff|Hobbyist Photographer
Wonderful picture. I admire.
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P0RG's avatar
Beautiful in every perception
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ael00's avatar
You can see it in his eyes.
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Emotion89's avatar
Emotion89|Hobbyist Photographer
but why is he homeless? :/
he seems to be very understanding and satisfied and kind
really! :(
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humbledlearner's avatar
hello, great picture. its wonderful to read that only one in hundred are assholes.
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TheMinja| 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
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aujes| Photographer
Awww. I would give him some money. Poor guy. He looks so nice, and he has a georgeous smile!
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MistreX's avatar
That is beautiful.
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tahiwanite's avatar
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 ..
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dynasourX|Professional Photographer
It's beautiful.
And I love the description :+favlove:
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4daPeace's avatar
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:
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iamkatia's avatar
yea, he seemed really centered and radiant. :nod:
thanks for yr comment and fave. :)
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yourworldasiseeit's avatar
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.
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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:
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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.
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