I started a course at City Lit this summer and was told to do street photography. I decided to start with me. I was in care and street homeless when I was a young person. I escaped some how. I made a few right decisions which got me onto a good path. I know It could have been really different. My brother was not so lucky and now he is dead, he died in a hostel. I want people to look harder at these people and question who they are and what led them to where they are, not just dismiss them as weak junkies, who will spend any money given to them on smack. My camera is now talking for me. I can take photos that are hard to look at, which reflect the lack of humanity in society, both the faceless computer says no, authorities but also the diverted gaze of a large part of the general public. The background of the images are blacked out to force the gaze on the face and to illustrate the isolation felt by being homeless, not being connected to the wider world and the world not seeing you.