In June 2015, I started a personal ongoing series of photographic essays casing lives of real people throughout several cities of the West coast of the United States. People like you and me, who had plans and dreams, but for whatever reason ended up in the streets or shelters.


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The idea of the project is rather simple: I engage with them, I listen to their stories and share, whenever allowed, their pictures and written narrative of ours conversations. The project’s purpose is to bring awareness to the fine line that separates society and the homeless and hopefully break this massive social wall that makes them practically invisible for most of us.

Over the timespan of one year, Careful: Soul Inside gained its own gallery exibition and has been showedcase in a few local newspapers and television throughout the West Coast of the United States.

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#1

Doug The Newspaper Boy

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Catherine Melnyk 6 months ago

Such warmth and openness in that face...and those eyes, those eyes...

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#2

Blue Hope

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Lou Wow 6 months ago

He seems like he's suffered much but it hasn't made him unkind.

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#3

Michael The Portland's Dr. House

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Hans 6 months ago

There is some resemblance of Hugh Laurie...

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#4

Gleen: Waiting For The Above

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#5

Thinking Through The Soul

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Silent Skeleton 6 months ago

His eyes are magical :o)

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#6

It Was Mark Now It Is Philipe

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Mandi Graves 6 months ago

At a quick glance I see Paul Newman

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#7

Darkness

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Catherine Melnyk 6 months ago

Good, good vibrations.

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#8

Black Hope

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Catherine Melnyk 6 months ago

Somewhat fearful and mistrustful...but...hopeful...

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#9

Dale: The Blue Hope

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Catherine Melnyk 6 months ago

Still shy, but what a lovely smile...

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#10

King James!

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Erin Nadeau 6 months ago

You have captured their humanity, and that spark behind their eyes that says 'I'm still here'. This is a powerful series.

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