MERVYN AKA SMURF

DSC_0454Mervyn was outside the theatre which is presumably a fairly lucrative place to be when you need money and are homeless.  He told me his friends call him ‘Smurf’.  We had quite a chat, much of which was personal to him.  I wish I had a magic wand.

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16 thoughts on “MERVYN AKA SMURF

    1. It is indeed and perhaps I should have left it at that. He has had a tough time and was so genuine and honest about his ‘problems’. I chatted to him for a while – I know you would like him.

  1. This portrait is extraordinary in so many ways Chris. The composition lends integrity … but what is so capturing is his gaze. The two sides of his face so different. Who’s to judge or compare really? You show this so well….

    1. I hope so, although it was so little, Pam. I did give him some money for a meal and a couple of beers or perhaps just beers but not enough to make a real difference.

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