August 17, 2010


Originally uploaded by photocumbria

Andy has been living rough on the streets of Manchester for the past eight months.

He became homeless after losing his job through illness and falling behind on his rent. The benefits agencies weren’t able to help in time to prevent the loss of his home.

He’s hoping the situation changes soon as he may soon have access to benefits and a place to stay.

This was shot just along from Picadilly Station, next to the Spar shop.


  1. This is a great portrait – I like Andy’s dignity which comes through in the picture. I hope things look up for him soon.

  2. Thanks, it was captured on the spur of the moment; and the only shot I took of him.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: