Striking hyperrealistic portraits of homeless people in San Fran

San Francisco is known to be one of the wealthiest and fastest growing cities in the USA, however, the city also has a vast population of homeless people, the number of which isn’t about to stop growing any time soon. SF-based artist Joel Daniel Phillips decided to pay tribute to this social dark matter, as he puts it, with his grandiose and photorealistic drawings, depicting colorful characters living in his own neighborhood.

Phillips faced the darker side of San Francisco after he moved into the city, unknowingly choosing one of the roughest neighborhoods as his new home – 6th street and Mission. Soon he noticed the beauty and charm in the homeless people, the ones that are often ignored in our daily lives. With this project, he forced himself out of his comfort zone and start taking pictures of these personages, later analyzing them bit by bit while drawing their life-sized portraits.

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Take a look at those who are overlooked in the fast-paced city streets and be sure to check out this video showing Phillips working on his drawings.

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