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Photo by contributor Nat, a 70-year-old man who has been interested in photography since he was a kid. He has suffered from chronic depression for many years. Usually the loss of a loved one, rejection, or anything that triggers feelings of low self-esteem will lead to a challenging time for him. Lately, he is rediscovering the joy of the act of photography, and waiting for that moment which tells a special story to the casual observer.

About this photo: “’Alone’ shows a homeless man in the mid 60s.


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13 comments on “Alone

  1. aquene7
    October 25, 2014

    Not many people choose to capture the difficulties and harsher end of life in their photos. That photo certainly does tell a story.

    Liked by 2 people

  2. sixdegreesphotography
    October 25, 2014

    Very powerful image

    Liked by 1 person

  3. daninstockholm
    October 25, 2014

    beautiful piece!! I couldn’t resist sharing it’s beauty and your mission,


  4. seeker
    October 25, 2014

    Glad you are taking photography. It does focus outside. A sobering shot.


  5. robertmgoldstein
    October 26, 2014

    very moving and beautiful!


  6. suej
    October 26, 2014

    Very powerful image – all the better for being in monochrome


    • imaginarytree
      October 26, 2014

      For those who are alone…
      That is what came to me when I saw your photograph. I also live with Depression.
      While it can be debilitating at times, I can only imagine the loneliness of homelessness. Maybe I am projecting my own feelings. This is a powerful photograph and I thank you for sharing your work.


  7. Rhys Jones
    October 26, 2014

    A very strong image showing pain.


  8. Maya
    October 26, 2014

    This image may capture hopelessness like none other that I’ve seen. I hope it evokes an empathy in all who see it.


  9. Leah Givens
    October 26, 2014

    Very well done, moving…I hope you continue with the photography and wish you strength,


  10. A-is for Anima
    October 27, 2014



  11. obviouskelve
    October 27, 2014

    Reblogged this on advertword1.


  12. AskDaveNL
    October 30, 2014

    Great capture, emotions of life!


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