1. When a Guy mentions something about how much he loves his crazy World of Warcraft life or some other virtual universe, and asks if you play.

Nope, sorry I have human friends thanks.

2. When they mention that their favorite bands are Nickelback and Creed

UGH Vomit

3. Or if he plays in a truly terrible band himself, and forces you to listen.

You play the TRIANGLE. Calm down.

4. When a guys is “dipping” and asks if you want to join.

Yeahhhh nooo I’m ok. Do that when I’m not around.

5. When a guy says he doesn’t think Kristen Wiig is funny

LOL Bye

6. When he is too aggressive and sappy via social media

You know who you are #repost #sharethelove #oneworld #YOLO

#illkillyou

7. When a guy appears to get a different personality when watching sports

Ok, who are you? You realize YOU aren’t on the team… right?

8. When a guy thinks it’s funny to talk like a girl

That ish is NOT CUTE

9. When a guy’s wardrobe consists of lots of Ed Hardy and cargo shorts

WHO told you that was a good idea tho

10. When a guy thinks Harry Potter is stupid

and refuses to quote it/ accept it’s brilliance with you

11. When a guy’s pants are tighter than yours

How did you fit everythingggg in there?

12. They use stupid pick up lines instead of just talking to you.

Seriously some would prefer this.

And you know what, I don’t know if my milkshake brings all the boys to the yard so WHY WOULD YOU ASK ME THAT.

13. If for some reason a guy talks in third person.

Literally punch yourself in the face.

14. If he immediately starts spouting off about his super devout religious beliefs or political views.

It’s totally cool to have those views, but DO NOT shove them down my throat please.

15. When a guy thinks he’s funny, but he’s really just an asshole.

Some assholes are funny, some definitely are not. Especially the ones who THINK they’re funny and ALWAYS go too far.

16. When a guy gets mad when I’m texting guys that aren’t him.

“Who the hell is Johnny?”
“Johnny is my brother you asshole. Sit down.”

17. If a guy is super possessive and creepy.

Protective, YES. (to a degree)
Possessive? HELL NAH.

18. If a guy smells bad… all the time.

If you smell bad after the gym or a long day, fine. If you smell bad every day… nope nope no thank you.

19. When a guy spends more time looking at his phone than me when we’re together.

At least pretend to be interested in me for like an hour?

20. Lastly, if a guy takes and posts selfies that ARE NOT via Snapchat.

Snapchat selfie? Be my guest. Real selfie? See you never.

Guys: Memorize this list
Girls: Don’t worry ladies, your selfie-less dream guy is out there.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/katieciabotti/20-dating-deal-breakers-held-by-20-something-girls-b9qr

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1. Come along with me…

as I play the new levels in the Call of Duty: Ghosts Devastation map pack!

2. PREDATOR ATTACK!!!!!

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=pYHFrMTLNtQ.

The Predator shows up for this one but no signs of Arnold Schwarzenegger or any choppers…

3. I’M ON A BOAT in a video game…

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=wScAN51bxes.

Boatastic! Oh, there’s also a bridge. The boat ran into a bridge and now people are killing each other on it for whatever reason.

4. I’m like the Indiana Jones of video games!

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=vq3DEb71u64.

Let’s stop all this fighting and start doing some archeology!

5. Behemothish

Video available at: http://youtube.com/watch?v=U5bYc3eKSbY.

Look! More digging! This time with a giant machine thing because why not?

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/stephengutowski/call-of-duty-is-devastating-now-5k8e

1. Read a book, seriously Game of Thrones is really long and there’s like 7 books or something….

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2. You could clean up….. you haven’t washed up in…. a while

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Uggh later maybe

3. You could learn that instrument you always wanted to

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Nah too hard.

4. Learn that language you always wanted to be able to speak

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Nailed it!

5. Alcohol!

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6. Try to hook up with someone

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7. Learn to Dance….. Saucily….

8. Get outside! Take the dog for a walk or something!

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Maybe later Fido.

9. You could….. oh sod it, just keep hitting F5!

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Have faith, new LOL will appear. Eventually.

Read more: http://buzzfeed.com/davethecat/10-things-to-do-when-buzzfeeds-lol-section-isnt-j84t

We’ve all had that pivotal moment in life: A friend introduces you to THE book/movie/band/comic book,and it hits like a ton of pop culture bricks andalters the course of your life forever. For some of you, its the first time someone played youthe Clash, or the first time youread (*cough cough* pretended to read)“Infinite Jest.”

For me, it was the moment a few weeks ago when a friend told me about the dinosaur erotica genre on Amazon.

We were walking past a White Castle in Brooklyn, which seems like as appropriate a spot as any to discuss passionately-penned dino porn. (Most appropriate spot? Well let history decide.)

I dont remember how it came up, and honestly, its not important. The important thing is, now I know. And when I got home, I wondered: Is it possible that dinosaur erotica is just the tip of the bizarrely sensual Amazonian iceberg?

Spoiler alert: I was right. Like, super right.

So now for your reading and stimulatory pleasure, here is a list of some of the weirdest erotica titles on Amazon, along with descriptions, summaries, and my own reviews based on the summaries. (Im on a deadline, so I didnt have time to read all of these. Plus I dont mix business with … pleasure.)

1.“Taken by the T-Rex”by Christie Sims

Apparently, Ms. Christie Sims is an extremely popular and prolific author of “Stegasaurus” and other Triceratops-filled sexual tales — this aint her first T. rex gang bang. Sims has 330 titles on Amazon. 330!!! Who knew there were even that many types of dinosaurs to write about, right?!

No shade — the woman is an inspiration. Do you know how difficult it is not only to identify your calling, but to pursue it successfully? Good for her, I say.

Average customer review: 3.5 stars

The summary: “Drin is her tribes chief huntress; she lives for the thrill of the hunt. Men and sex hold no allure for her, as Drin has never found a partner to satisfy her. When a T-Rex descends upon her village, destroying it, Drin demands that the tribes hunters go in search of the beast and slaughter it. Opting for safety instead of revenge, the tribe moves to a new location, hoping that the big beast wont follow them.

My review based on the summary: 2.5 stars

I know, I know. Alison, you started writing this whole article because of dinosaur erotica. A T. rex running around with a boner is your spirit animal, and youve been telling total strangers that youre going to name your theoretical first-born child Christie Sims, regardless of gender. So why are you giving this book such a low rating?

Well, while I do applaud the attempt at empowered female character development and the extremely tasteful cover art, I have to take away points because its all just a bit too tasteful. The pivotal question — Does she f*ck that dinosaur? — is left completely unanswered.

I mean, yeah, of course she does. But Im a busy lady with busy businessI have to busy at — I dont have time to make inferences when Im trying to pick my dinosaur sex fantasy novels!


2. “Unbearable: Russet Falls Series” by W.H. Vega

Oooooh, an author who only goes by initials! Important! Fancy! Literary! Let’s dive in.

Average customer review: 3.5 stars

The summary:“Whats a girl to do when she finds herself face-to-face with a ferocious bear in the middle of the forest? Gabby never shouldve stumbled off the beaten path but hindsight iswell. And not to mention — She. Hates. Bears. Thank God for Zane, a super sexy park ranger who just happens to be on patrol and comes to Gabbys rescue.

The two immediately butt heads but Gabby cant control the overwhelming urge to let him take what he wants — and he cant deny she is everything he wants. What Zane doesnt tell Gabby is that hes a werebear shifter and second in command of the ruthless Virtus clanbut shes got a few surprises of her own and she wont be easy prey.

When rival bear clans discover Gabby has royal blood running through her veins the hunt is on. She has no choice but to seek Zanes protection. The incredibly sexy, super cocky man who also happens to be a bear What Zane doesnt tell Gabby is that hes the reason she hates bears in the first place — hes the one who killed her father 20 years ago.

My review based on the summary: 1,000,000,000,000.5 stars

Oh. My. God. She. Hates. Bears. I. Love. This. Book. I mean, Im so impressed I wont even take away points for the pun in the title. This description had me on the edge of my seat the whole time. Twists, turns, and twists again! At first I was like, Oh, dang, this isnt a book about a chick who f*cks a bear; its just a book about a chick who f*cks a dude. Womp-womp.

But then, HOLY SH*T, THE DUDE IS A BEAR! A BEAR WHO KILLED HER DAD!!! If you want drama, this bear-sex books got it in loads (of bear jizz).


3.“Sex with My Husbands [sic] Anatomically Correct Robot: The Complete Sex with Robots Collection” by KJ Burkhardt

Another author with just initials for the first name? Ugh. The novelty has already worn off. And between the panic attack that missing apostrophe is giving me and the general lack of imagination of this premise (cmon — sex robots are totally a normal thing in lots of places already, probably), my expectations are pretty low here overall. I will say, however, that the title is hilarious and only gets funnier as it gets longer.

I cant imagine this one will do much for me, but lets see what weve got.

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The summary:“Angie is an everyday housewife whose loving husband is left paralyzed from the waist down after a horrifying accident. After months of sexual frustration following the terrible accident, she can’t help but seduce a muscular workman while her husband is away at work.

When he finds out, he builds a mechanical man to keep his wife satiated and faithful to him. But the Robot may have a mind of its own as it seeks to please her every fantasy and desire. Will Angie learn to control her urges, or will she succumb to the pleasures of the robot every time she has a dirty thought? Find out in Volume 1 of the Sex With Robot’s [sic] series.”

My review based onthe summary: Blerrrghhhh stars

Man. Zero reviews on Amazon? No one could even be bothered to give it a measly one-star rating! Though, to be fair, that might have something to do with the fact that Amazon currently lists this title as “out of print.”

But I suspect thats just a ploy by the author to offer an initial limited run, making it seem more in-demand, so that it will sell out completely the next time they print new editions. Its a page right out of the Kylie Jenner lip kit playbook (which I assume is a playbook every savvy marketer has read and studied thoroughly, twice).

As for the description itself: Her husband finds out shes having an affair, so he builds her a sex robot with a mind of its own that she can have sex with instead? Isnt that still an affair? Were not talking about a giant, non-sentient dildo here — this is the singularity!

And Angie shouldnt have to learn to control her urges — dump that loser and find somebody who makes you feel alive, Ang! Android or otherwise! Its time to wake up from the Matrix — you deserve better, and so do we readers.


4.“My Woolly Mammoth Boyfriend” by Whitney Fox

A book about a sexy woolly mammoth? How creative and inspired! This one definitely seems promising, but lets take a closer look.

Average customer review: Not yet reviewed

The summary:Nicole, a brilliant and eccentric scientist hasn’t been on a date in over five years, losing [sic] interest in men long ago. It’s not until her best friend Shelly sets her up with a mini Wholly [sic] Mammoth, that Nicole’s heart thaws from it’s [sic] Ice Age, finally feeling love again for the first time in what feels like centuries.

My review based onthe summary: Negative 50 stars

I now realize that I was a bit hasty in basing my review of the summaryof “Sex with My Husbands Anatomically Correct Robot: The Complete Sex with Robots Collection,” largely because the fact that no one else had bothered to rate it. It seems like a lot of these books are in the same situation, so going forward, I wont hold it against any of the others. I appreciate your patience as I continue to learn and grow.

That being said, Im still giving “My Woolly Mammoth Boyfriend” negative 50 stars. For one thing, Im starting to notice theres a gross pattern among these books where the female characters are set up as strong, powerful women, yet theyre somehow incomplete until some man(slash dinosaur slash bear slash robot slash wooly mammoth) comes along. Yuck.
These are strong, independent women! They dont need some man (slash dinosaur slash bear slash robot slash wooly mammoth)!

Also: There are a lot of typos in this review — I mean, they got the woolly in wooly mammoth wrong. Seriously? Its right there in the title! Come on!

Also also: I have a friend named Shelly as well, which could have made me more inclined to understand the mindset of the main character, but instead just made me think about how the Shelly in my life has never bothered to set me up with a creature from the Pleistocene epoch. I guess were not as close as I thought.


5.“Cum for Bigfoot” by Virginia Wade

Im a little confused by this title. Is it a command? Is it about cum thats being madefor Bigfoot? Is it a weird play on “Flowers for Algernon”? Whatever it is, I find it a little crass, to be honest. Lets see if the summarycan change my mind.

Average customer review: 3.3 stars

The summary:“On a weeklong outing in Mt. Hood National Forest, what begins as a flirty, fun-filled trip soon turns into a nightmare, when an ape-like creature kidnaps a group of teen girls with the purpose of procreating with them. Thus begins the erotic adventure of a lifetime, and an inconceivable love story between a young woman and her horny Sasquatch.

My review based on the summary: Uncertain stars

OK, at first I was ready to dismiss this book completely, because I was a little skeeved out by what basically sounds like underage teen Sasquatch torture porn, but then I thought: Is it possible that “Cum for Bigfoot” is actually an allegory about how difficult it is for women, especially young women, to be taken seriously when reporting a sexual assault? Stay with me on this.

Maybe Bigfoot represents rape — because too many people dont believe its real. And if thats the message that “Cum for Bigfoot” is trying to get across, then well done, Ms. Wade.

If not, then this book sucks and I give it *armpit fart noise* stars.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/humor/dinosaur-sex-erotica-fetishes-on-amazon/1377150/

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What looks to be an ‘exploded view‘ of a 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300 SLR taken at a microsecond in time, is actually a meticulous and painstakingly crafted artificial moment by artist and photographer Fabian Oefner.

In Disintegrating, Fabian sketches where the individual pieces will go. He then takes apart a model car piece by piece; from the body shell right down to the minuscule screws. Each car contains hundreds of components.

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Courtesy of the MB&F M.A.D Gallery

Oefner then places each piece individually with the aid of fine needles and pieces of string. After meticulously working out the angle of each shot and establishing the right lighting, he photographs the components. It takes thousands of photographs to create each image in the series.

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Courtesy of the MB&F M.A.D Gallery

The individual photos are then blended together in post-production to create a single image. With the wheels acting as a reference point, each part is masked in Photoshop and then cut and pasted into the final image.

Jaguar E-Type 1961

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Photograph by FABIAN OEFNER
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“These are possibly the ‘slowest high-speed’ images ever captured. It took almost two months to create an image that looks as if it was captured in a fraction of a second. The whole disassembly in itself took more than a day for each car due to the complexity of the models. But that’s a bit of a boy thing. There’s an enjoyment in the analysis, discovering something by taking it apart, like peeling an onion.” – Fabian Oefner

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Photograph by FABIAN OEFNER
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“What you see in these images, is a moment that never existed in real life. What looks like a car falling apart is in fact a moment in time that has been created artificially by blending hundreds of individual images together. There is a unique pleasure about artificially building a moment… Freezing a moment in time is stupefying.” – Fabian Oefner

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Photograph by FABIAN OEFNER
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Courtesy of the MB&F M.A.D Gallery

Ferrari 330 P4 1967

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Courtesy of the MB&F M.A.D Gallery

Limited editions of 25 prints per image (120 cm X 70 cm) are available through the MB&F M.A.D Gallery (Price: CHF 1’900. including VAT). Located in Geneva, Switzerland, The MB&F M.A.D.Gallery is a place of kinetic art where horological machines and mechanical art devices reign supreme.

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Five weeks ago, you broke up with the guy you once thought was “the one.”

The decision wasn’t easy, but at the time there was no question in your mind it was the right one. You were arguing every day, he was more devoted to his Xbox than to you and, most importantly, you just weren’t in love with him anymore.

After tearfully saying “goodbye” while simultaneously handing him a bag of weird T-shirts he had left at your apartment and your houseplant he was strangely attached to, you felt sad but good.

You were single and ready to mingle! You signed up for Tinder, Bumble and OkCupid. You were ready to take the dating world by storm.

Fast forward five weeks. You’re curled up in the fetal position in bed laughing hysterically while watching that one “South Park” episode your ex really loved (that you hated while you were together, by the way).

You’re halfway through a pint of Peanut Butter Cup Ben & Jerry’s (PSA: there’s like 1,500 calories in one of those things), and you really, really miss your ex.

You made the wrong decision, you’re sure of it. You would do anything to get him back, but from the looks of his Instagram photos he’s already moved on.

So, what’s going on with that? Here’s the deal.

Our brains are really good at remembering the good stuff.

When it comes to memory, our brains have something called a “positivity bias,” meaning it’s easier for our memories to recall that time you and your ex laughed until your cried or cuddled and drank wine during a snowstorm than it is to remember that huge screaming match you had at your sister’s wedding.

We’re conditioned to forget pain, at least to a certain extent. If you truly remembered how painful that half marathon you ran last spring was, would youreallywant to run another one?

Didn’t think so. Apply that thought process to the warm fuzzy feelings you’re currently having about your ex.


Those dates you were so excited about kind of suck.

The truth is, it’s hard to find a genuine connection with another person. Whether it’s over dinner, a drink or Netflix, it’s just not easy.

Even if you and your ex weren’t right for each other, you probably connected pretty well and were definitely super comfortable around each other.

So if sitting across from a stranger who you’re not that attracted to while sharing boring work stories isn’t doing it for you, we don’t blame you.

And wereallydon’t blame you if it makes you miss the easy conversations you used to have with your ex.

One day you will meet someone who makes you laugh as hard as your ex once did and who you’re crazy attracted to. Until then, you’ll just have to grin and bear the awkward dates.


You want what you can’t have.

You know that moment when you go on a diet and can no longer eat cake and cookies and suddenlyallyou want is cake and cookies?

That’s probably what’s happening with your ex. You cut off all contact (good for you — that’s the way to do it!) and suddenly he has never seemed more appealing.

Think about it like this: Eating that forbidden cookie would probably feel great in the moment, but afterward you would probably feel pretty bad about it. The same thing would happen if you called or texted your ex.

So don’t do it.


They look great in their photos.

Were those biceps there two months ago? Definitely not. Your ex didn’t even belong to a gym to take selfies at!

Not only is he looking great, but since your breakup your ex seems to be having a blast. His Instagram is full of photos of him with his friends and, even worse, groups of gorgeous girls you’ve never seen before.

There’s always a possibility that your ex really is having a blast, but let’s be real: He just go dumped.

He’s probably partying a lot and then going home and playing all the songs you used to listen to together. Come on!

As for those gym selfies, maybe he’s channeling his breakup angst into a new fitness routine. Or maybe he’s purposely trying to make you jealous.

Whatever the case, please unfollow him on Instagram right now.


You miss your best friend.

When you had a boyfriend, you had a built-in buddy to do everything with. He was part of your routine.

You loved sharing a few beers while staying in and watching Netflix on Friday nights, and you loved your Saturday morning runs and trips to the farmers’ market.

It’s hard to lose such a close friend, so surround yourself with girlfriends who will help distract you and lift you up.

Fill your weekends with activities that make you happy, and rejoice you no longer have to spend your Sunday afternoons drinking beer and watching football (unless that’s your thing, in which case, more power to you!).

One day you’ll find someone who is so much better for you than your ex ever was.

Until then, just remember: It’s called a breakup because it’s broken. Please don’t text him.

Read more: http://elitedaily.com/wellness/why-you-want-your-ex-back/1316221/

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Microsoft’s Surface 2 unveiling on Sept. 23, 2013, was the first event where the Surface Mini was expected. Microsoft instead killed the product months later.
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Microsoft has confirmed it cancelled plans to release a Surface Mini tablet in the spring.

During Tuesday’s quarterly earnings call, CFO Amy Hood said that part of the reason revenue from the company’s line of Surface tablets took a hit was because it had decided to kill an unreleased product.

“During the quarter, we reassessed our product roadmap and decided not to ship a new form factor that was under development,” Hood said. While she doesn’t identify the Surface Mini by name, other reports claimed Microsoft has scrapped plans to release the tablet late in the game, then the company accidentally confirmed the product’s existence in a user manual that referenced the Mini directly.

The decision to take the ax to the Surface Mini was reportedly influenced by CEO Satya Nadella, whose bid to reshape Microsoft includes a clear focus on productivity. While the company has many consumer-facing products (notably Xbox), Windows devices have been criticized as not serving small-screen tablet market as well as iPads and Android models, and market statistics reflect this.

The small-screen tablet market has grown quickly over the past two years, but Windows didn’t support those designs until fall 2013 with the release of Windows 8.1. It appeared inevitable that the Surface line would get a Mini version after that, but since smaller tablets are inherently more about consumption than productivity, such a product wouldn’t fit with Nadella’s vision of the new Microsoft.

When Microsoft held the next Surface product launch in May, it instead announced the Surface Pro 3, a 12-inch tablet that runs full Windows 8.1 Pro, powered by an Intel Core processor.

Other manufacturers have filled the void with small Windows tablets, and most run Windows 8.1, powered by Intel Atom chips. Lenovo was reportedly going to stop selling small Windows tablets in the U.S. due to lack of demand, but the company quickly reaffirmed its commitment to different-size tablets and said it would bring a new small Windows tablet to the American market before the end of 2014.

Read more: http://mashable.com/2014/07/23/surface-mini-killed/

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Like Logan Walker in Call of Duty: Ghosts, Sony’s eighth-generation console, the PlayStation 4, has come out of the gates swinging to accomplish a mission. That mission? Getting into as many gamers’ hands as possible — and as quickly as possible.

In the first 24 hours since the $400 PS4 was released on Friday, Sony sold 1 million consoles in the United States and Canada, the company announced Sunday.

“PS4 was designed with an unwavering commitment to gamers, and we are thrilled that consumer reaction has been so phenomenal,” Andrew House, president of Sony Computer Entertainment, said in a statement. “Sales remain very strong in North America, and we expect continued enthusiasm as we launch the PlayStation 4 in Europe and Latin America on Nov. 29.”

Thousands of gamers waited in line to purchase the PS4 at various midnight launch events across North America on Friday, including at the The Standard in New York City, where Sony unveiled game teaser trailers for Uncharted and Destiny.

Despite favorable sales figures and positive reviews, however, some PS4 buyers are reporting that their consoles are defective.


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Lee Jeffries career began as a sports photographer, capturing the beautiful game of football in Manchester. Then a chance meeting with a homeless woman living in the streets of London changed his life forever. He has since dedicated himself to capturing gripping portraits of the disenfranchised.

Shooting exclusively in black and white, Lee Jeffries’ 135+ pictures can be viewed in his Flickr Photostream. The majority are closeup portraits with incredible detail. Each photograph exudes so much raw character and depth, you find yourself studying each shot with great intensity. Below is a sample of his large collection, the Sifter strongly recommends you check out his entire set on Flickr.

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Lee Jeffries lives in Manchester in the United Kingdom. Close to the professional football circle, this artist starts to photograph sporting events. A chance meeting with a young homeless girl in the streets of London changes his artistic approach forever.

Lee Jeffries recalls that, initially, he had stolen a photo from this young homeless girl huddled in a sleeping bag. The photographer knew that the young girl had noticed him but his first reaction was to leave. He says that something made him stay and go and discuss with the homeless girl. His perception about the homeless completely changes. They become the subject of his art.

The models in his photographs are homeless people that he has met in Europe and in the United States: «Situations arose, and I made an effort to learn to get to know each of the subjects before asking their permission to do their portrait.» From then onwards, his photographs portray his convictions and his compassion to the world. [Source: YellowKorner.com]

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