Yes there is homeless people in NYC.
I walked off the train exiting the station and saw this. First thought was “that sucks, what If I had no home and I had to sleep outside in the cold during the winter.” I took a photograph to show the world what goes on in New York besides seeing fancy buildings in pictures from books of NYC.
I saw this guy and said “mmmm should i photograph him looking at me or looking away” then after I pulled my camera up he looked and I continue to press the shutter button. He did not say anything after I review this shot and away I walk.
I asked him if I could give him a dollar for a photo and it seem like he said yea so I gave him the money. After receiving the money he did not want me to photograph him but I still did. I am not trying to disrespect homeless people with photographs but to drive awareness of homeless people living in New York. Not every New Yorker has fancy cars and a gorgeous life style.