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8. פיל, לונדון

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This is Phil, 34 years old. Phil is best mates with Lee (previous post) They're both from Maidstone in Kent, south east of the U.K. I asked Phil what work he looked for when he first came to London – 'I'm a painter and decorator by trade and I'm a good at it. I really miss it to be honest. There just wasn't any steady work for me here. I tried to apply for other jobs to get by but this is the situation we're in now'. These guys stick together and have best friends for nearly twenty years, the last two of those spent sleeping rough in London. When I stopped to approach them both, they couldn't have been more welcoming. We sat down and chatted for about twenty minutes before I even mentioned I was a hairdresser and told them about @dosomethingfornothing || When I mentioned about getting their hair they were really excited but then expressions changed and Phil said 'We haven't had a shower in a few days though mate, our hair is dirty' That's the perfect time for a tidy up 👊🏼✂️. #DoSomethingForNothing

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9. קלום, מנצ’סטר

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I met Callum in Manchester recently. I’d just arrived in town with @gotvitaminc and we’d only been walking for a few minutes when we saw someone bundled up in their sleeping bag. I often talk about isolation. For a guy like Callum, it’s as real as it gets. . “I’ve been sleeping on the streets for a long time now…It’s hard to keep track. I always keep myself to myself. I find it difficult to trust anyone really…I’ve felt that way since I was I kid. I didn’t have any family as such. I was raised in care, so I was moved around a lot.” . Whilst I was cutting his hair, Callum pulled out a joint of spice (K2 in USA) I’ve ran into this countless times in the past. Once marketed as a Synthetic Marijuana, Spice is cheap, easily accessible, potent and highly addictive. A few years ago, it got a hold on some people I got close with, who slept on the streets in London. Two of those people aren't with us anymore. I asked Callum how it makes him feel. . “It just numbs you, you know..? I don’t know how else to describe it…It makes you feel numb to everything. It gets you to sleep. It knocks you out. It makes time fly and sometimes you need that out here.” . Through all Callum has been through, he had this smile that makes you want to smile with him. It only appeared from time to time, but when it did, I saw another side of him. A warmth that I wouldn’t have had the chance to see whilst walking past him on the street. #DoSomethingForNothing

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10. ספיידר, מיאמי

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This is Spider. 52 years old. He walked over and came and sat quietly in line for his haircut. “I used to have it all, man. The fast car, the apartment, the girls. The limits of Miami never stopped for me, I just kept going faster and faster. Cocaine was always by my side. Right there whenever I needed it. On my coffee table. In my bathroom cabinet. Inside the glove box of my car. All I had to do was reach out and I’d be back where I needed to be. I don’t know how it took me so long to realise that Cocaine didn’t love me back. I got pulled over by the cops one day. I had a large amount with me. I spent the next eight years in Jail… Life sure is different now. I had nothing when I got out. All those nights out. All the drinks. All the drugs. All the conversations. None of that leaves you with people you can truly call your friends.” I was brushing sand from Spider’s hair whilst cutting it – “I usually sleep out by Miami Beach. I’m always searching for a quiet spot so that I don’t have to worry about being messed around with too much. Yeah, life has certainly changed. I guess I’ve changed also. Perhaps this is it. Perhaps this is just another chapter…” #DoSomethingForNothing

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11. מייקל, לונדון

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This is Michael. I met him today on a side street, between two busy areas of East London. I sat down next to him for a minute and he began speaking with me – “Mate, do you have the time? Thanks. I have to go to the hospital later today. My foot is killing me. It’s been that way for over a month. I know it’s an infection but I’ve been scared to check it out. Some days the pain is so much I can hardly walk.” Michael grew up in Liverpool before moving to Kent, then London at twelve years old. I asked him about childhood memories – “Oh in a mansion. Of course…” he laughed. “I lived on a council estate with my mum and my sister. Well, my dad was around until I was six, before he left. I’ve never seen him again since… I’ve thought about that lot… I still don’t know the reason why. My mum took care of us though, she did what she could to bring us up. I saw it.” Michael has been sleeping on the streets for seven months. He was living in South London before – “I had a flat in West Norwood and was working at a butchers nearby. That’s something I always done since being a teenager. I’ve had other jobs but that was what I did after leaving school. I remember those early mornings. They took some getting used too, but I enjoyed it.” I saw how little weight Michael had on his body. I knew there was something else that was eating away at him – “I’ve been on a prescription of Methadone for two years… I can remember the first time that someone offered my heroin. I pretended everything was ok for a while and got on with living ‘a normal life’. It was only ever a matter of time before it caught up with me. I got clean, at least that’s something. But there’s still a way to go…” #DoSomethingForNothing

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12. טרוויס, אלסקה

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This is Travis, 21 years old. He was born in Point Hope, a small village in northern Alaska. At two years old, he moved south, to Anchorage, with his grandfather – “My grandfather told me later that he didn’t want me to live the village life so we moved us here. I still have lots of family up in the north but I don’t get to see them much anymore. I don’t know what my life would have been like if I stayed. I’m only 21 now so maybe I’ll move back one day.” We met Travis on the first night I arrived in town. It was about -10 degrees Celsius, he was huddled with a few others, all of similar age. It’s staggering how many young people there are on the street or staying in encampments in the surrounding woods around Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. We got talking to the group and let them know where we would be for the next few days. Travis had a quiet way about him and always a smile. As if he was away somewhere deep in thought. At the end of the haircut He took a long look in the mirror before a big smile appeared – “Yeh man! I dig this!” #DoSomethingForNothing

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13. בריאן, ניו יורק

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This Brian, 42 years old. Brian has been homeless for over two years now. He suffered a series of deaths in the family a few years ago. His mother, father and sister all died within the same year – "Its hard to come back from that, I started drinking and smoking more. Some days I find peace, but others it still hits me incredibly hard." Brian is so charismatic and great fun to be with, but I could tell there was a pain underneath that he trying to deal with. Originally from Nashville, Tennessee, Brian has always travelled. When I told him I was from London, he told me many stories of years he spent there, along with many other countries throughout Europe. – "I've always been a people person, meeting people is what I love, being out here on your own isn't easy sometimes." I got the sense that Brian has but hit a fork in the road and he'll bounce back. It had been ages since his last trip to the barbers – "Man, I was just thinking, I really need a haircut! It was totally on my to do list." We met Brian in a busy Penn Station, with the hustle and bustle of rush hour going on around us, I loved cutting Brian's hair and getting to know him. #DoSomethingForNothing

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