An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broader concerns of all humanity.
– Martin Luther King, Jr.

Street photography often times highlights amazing individuals you’d never otherwise meet. This afternoon I went on a Photo Essay shoot which I’ll be publishing in the days to come called – Miracle Mile. Miracle Mile is a famous street in Coral Gables and even mentioned in Billy Joel’s famous song “It’s Still Rock And Roll To Me”.

Ricoh GRD III

And while there, I met Joe, a homeless gentleman with the heart of gold, he basically told me his story and what a story it was. After we spoke for about 10 minutes I asked him for a portrait shot and graciously obliged. He was in good spirits and I tried my best to capture his wonderful smile.

Now going back to the quote from MLK which is still very much apparent and true today, we must rise to the occasion as we try to capture our images in the most humane way.

ps. thank you Zun and Joe, your images inspire!

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