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Meet New York's Homeless Fashion Photographer

New York City has a homeless population made up of around 60,000 people who are virtually invisible to those who pass them by every single day, and their invisibility gives them a different view of city life.

But there's another kind of homeless New Yorker who actually earns a living in the city without a roof over their head, and they wield a different power of invisibility, one that allows them to blend in and go to work just like everyone else.

One of NYC's finest homeless photographers is a man by the name of Mark Reay, who has an eye for fashion photography that landed him a job at Dazed magazine back in 2007.

Dazed had no idea Mark was homeless at first, he was hired simply because he was so talented, but every night Mark would edit his photos at Starbucks then return to the East Village rooftop where he lived.

Mark's story is breaking that stereotypical mold of what it means to be homeless, and his story is the subject of the new documentary "Homme Less", which was filmed by Mark's friend Thomas Wirthensohn. Here's a clip:

(YouTube Link)

Read more about New York's Homeless Fashion Photographer at Dazed


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