“The emotion I felt the first time I saw the images of the Homeless project was something which one rarely experiences in front of photographs. This might be because these are only apparently photographs. Sure, the means used is a camera; certainly, on the other side of the lens there is a reality. On the bodies and faces portrayed the signs of devastation due to an existence without any warmth, apart from that given by alcohol or drugs; bodies torn to pieces by the violence of the streets on a daily basis. What is left of such a person? And yet, in these eyes rejected by the world there is a Light, an otherworldly Light, a Light with violent flashes, that apart from pain talks about elation, truth and wisdom, bitter and infinitely sweet like the taste of freedom. The Light, “this” Light with which Lee Jeffries portrays those without a home, without a land, without anything, is the same Light that emerged from the faces of sinners, saints, common men and women painted or sculpted in marble at the feet of the Divine, be it Christ or the Virgin Mary, by artists such as Caravaggio, Leonardo, Michelangelo, Bernini, and in the greatest art pieces of European Renaissance and Baroque.
Rather than photography, this is Sacred Art, And this is what remains of Jeffries’ divine tragedy: the Sacred, the real meaning of being Human, too Human, in the descent towards the netherworld and return to Heaven.”
My much missed friend – Giovanni Cozzi
Published in Time Magazine, The Independent, The Guardian, Huffington Post, Nikon Magazine, British Airways High Life.
Broadcast on CNN, BBC News-Night,Telematin.
Movie contributions The Voyage of Time Terrence Malick, Second Act Justin Zackham, Jennifer Lopez, NCIS Season 11 Episode 22
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“Lee Jeffries: Portraits” The Book
It’s been a long held dream to self publish a book for so many reasons. A legacy, my 6 year old daughter will grow up to be proud of. To give all my incredible and loyal supporters, of which you have proved to be one, something to hold in your hands and be inspired by. A book so beautiful, engaging and bursting with humanity……
The book will have both black & white images…..colour too……..and beautiful personal anecdotes, and the back stories everyone has been demanding. Josh Brolin is even writing the foreword and introduction. All in all, I’ve worked tirelessly behind the scenes putting everything in place to make this a reality. It’s all ready. I now really need your continued support.
The link to the Kickstarter campaign is given below
The first edition book is limited to 3,000 copies. The first 2,000 will be personally signed by me and if you pledge, you will have your name published as a supporter in the acknowledgments section of the book. Your chance to make this happen. Your chance to be a critical and integral element of the project.
There are other rewards listed too. There’s even the once in a lifetime opportunity to spend two days with me on skidrow. Witness my shoot. Learn my workflow. This has never been offered anywhere before.
The book will deliver before Christmas this year. The perfect gift to yourself or the ones you love. The project has to meet its funding target to proceed….so your continued support and love is vital to making this a reality 🙏❤️
Thank you for reading. Thank you once again for believing in my work.
All my love
Exhibited in London, Paris, New York, Rome & Stockholm
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