After a chance meeting with a homeless girl in London, Jeffries decided to make homeless people the subject of his art. His photos are powerfully intimate and, most importantly, respectful of the people and emotions behind his work.
As he travelled in Europe and the United States, Lee Jeffries met many homeless people, getting to know them and expressing their emotions by photographing them. An initial encounter revolutionised his approach to photography : one day, at the sight of a young homeless woman in London, he seized his camera to photograph her spontaneously. This did not escape her notice and so the woman struck up a conversation with him. This confrontation allowed him to change his perception of the homeless forever. Ever since, the latter have become an integral part of his artistic approach, through which he pledges to awaken consciences and denounce global injustice.
There are men who fight one day and are good; There are others who fight for a year and are better; There are those who struggle many years, and are very good; But there are those who struggle all their lives These are the essential.