Video: Photographer makes the dreams of these homeless men and women come true

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Horia Manolache got to know 14 people living on the streets of San Francisco, US, and learned many still hoped to becoming beauty queens and chefs, or even just known for their sense of humour.

He then got hold of costumes, food, clothing, money, and sometimes places to stay to capture each of them as they exist today and how they dream to be seen. Horia said: “The goal of my project was to show these people in an unlikely approach and from an unlikely distance.”I’m trying to change a mentality, a generalization that has made its mark on the homeless people. “Some people have a tendency to broadly categorise homeless individuals as lazy or lost victims of mental illness.


photo issued by the RSPCA who have been inundated with budgies after rescuing nearly 400 of the birds from just one home. PA

Want a budgie? RSPCA appeals for new owners after rescuing 400 birds from just one home