13th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest People

I was immediately drawn to this gentleman sitting on a crate in the middle of Times Square. I was curious about him, as my eyes followed the hundreds of rusty old safety pins adorning his torn pants, down to his colorful mismatched socks and strategically designed sneakers that showcase his weathered toes. Obviously having a difficult life, this hobos he calls himself, created an everlasting impression on me his use of colors and design that distinctively embellished him. He was so proud when asked to photograph his works of art.

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 08.2015
Date Uploaded: 11.2015
Photo Location: TIMES SQUARE NYC, New York, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D7100
Copyright: © leesa beckmann