homeless boy smoking
san francisco
march, 2006

homeless brad from illinois sitting on the sidewalk panhandling.


<cleverCl@i®ê> says: great capture!...he looks like having his own style~ 123 -- 03:54AM, March 30, 2006.
.marcel bianchi says: fantastic. -- 04:01AM, March 30, 2006.
lotusearth says: I like this a lot. Well done. (And thank you for your comments :)) -- 04:08AM, March 30, 2006.
Suspicion says: He really does have attitude, doesn't he ? -- 04:38AM, March 30, 2006.
A Glimpse of the World says: Lovely portrait. The bokeh and smoke add a little extra magic. -- 04:58AM, March 30, 2006.
Memaxmarz says: this is beautiful, I love how the background is so out of focus. -- 05:03AM, March 30, 2006.
Domain Barnyard says: This is a great blk/wht! Love his eyes! -- 05:43AM, March 30, 2006.
RBWright says: Good attitude, rapport with subject. -- 06:20AM, March 30, 2006. says: great capture, especially the smoke!!!! 123 -- 06:23AM, March 30, 2006.
ccccccppppp2 says: Very good portrait. Really seem to ha ve captured that moment of attitude... -- 07:09AM, March 30, 2006.
dora. says: grande! the smoke under his eye! superb! -- 07:17AM, March 30, 2006.
teenage jesus says: I love the expression on his face. great shot! -- 09:01AM, March 30, 2006.
_sibi says: great portrait! fav! 321 -- 09:39AM, March 30, 2006.
centrifuga ☁ says: This is a beautiful portrait. But... does he really live in the street? I mean... he is so young. Well, it doesn't probably mean anything, but sometimes (or always) it makes you feel... well you know. -- 10:36AM, March 30, 2006.
OliveEyel says: I'm loving his face! Great candid shot, such a shame 2 B in the category he lives his life though, wonder what they run from? Not a big fan of smoking, but the smoke drifting makes it more rough. Awesome shot. ; ) -- 05:07PM, March 30, 2006.
BlackLove says: Oh... he is so nice. I love piercings. -- 05:28PM, March 30, 2006.
ReeeeN says: Very nice mood here.. -- 06:38PM, March 30, 2006.
© miss'em says: cool!! -- 06:42PM, March 30, 2006.
The Good, The Bad & The Ugly says: this works well. -- 07:32PM, March 30, 2006.
carrie.bradshow says: your shots are so realistic!well done! -- 08:07PM, March 30, 2006.
♥♡Queen Cleopatra♥♡ says: wow beautiful shot. such a hottie ♥ -- 09:34PM, March 30, 2006.
seventytw0dpi says: Nice! -- 02:37AM, March 31, 2006.
Nevfeniel says: stunning -- 05:12AM, April 04, 2006.
cinnamon. says: oh, i like it! -- 09:15AM, April 05, 2006.
SponTanya says: love his face -- 02:45AM, April 06, 2006.
birrallaspino says: wow! -- 03:48PM, April 06, 2006.
(Rimbaudian) says: love the attitude! -- 06:46PM, April 06, 2006.
Jennifwr says: this haunts me, it could so easily be a friend of mine -- 11:11PM, April 09, 2006.
Honesty says: amazing set! this one is very netural and powerfull. the smoke gave it the fainal toch. great photo. -- 10:28PM, April 13, 2006.
Art Freak says: These are amazing. I think this one is my favorite. I would love to hear some more about how you meet these people. Do you just walk up to them and start taking pictures, or ask first or get to know them and then snap photos. Brilliant Beautiful stuff you have here. -- 02:51AM, April 21, 2006.
radioher says: Excellent and sad portrait... -- 04:33AM, April 28, 2006.
aazzeth says: The entire set is wonderful, though this picture caught my eye in particular. Amazing. -- 05:34AM, May 01, 2006.
jlangdale says: nice photo, captures his attitude -- 05:02AM, May 25, 2006.
Darja Bajagić says: Phenomenal. I really can't find words for your photos. -- 12:26PM, May 31, 2006.
gi99lepunch says: the -- 03:43PM, July 26, 2006.
* Hidee * says: great shot! -- 10:30PM, August 22, 2006.
mdestaub says: it's so real -- 02:10AM, September 09, 2006.
M4N1K says: I mean absolutely no disrespect toward any previous posters, but this is so real. Can you truly appreciate the fact that his man possibly has not had an actual meal in days? Can you appreciate the fact that while you walk around the streets daily with no problems, he is likely harassed several times an hour by the police? This isn't just art, people...and again I don't mean to cause any kind of fight, but this is the reality for this man. Right or wrong, despite your own morals, this man is living the real life. He is making it day to day without any kind of lofty stock options or pay or anything else. He is the real world, and though I also agree that Stoneth's pictures are amazing, it seems that everyone is so amazed by the capture, and not thinking about what this man goes through day-to-day. Trust's certainly no utopia. WAKE UP. -- 04:27AM, September 17, 2006.
greentex3 says: he looks very much like ethan embry. -- 05:24AM, October 02, 2006.
lenina_dm says: =) nice -- 12:18AM, October 15, 2006.
Sugarmagknowya says: his eyes look sad to me....I agree with M4N1K, I've been looking at these photos all morning, & I just feel really sad. I want to go to SanFran right now & help!!!! It hurts to know that these souls don't have family to love them. I just want to give them all a huge double-armed bear hug.....& a good hot meal. -- 07:40PM, October 16, 2006.
* Hidee * says: BTW- Did anyone notice the title ... Homeless boy smoking a joint. I still think ...great shot, because this picture has captured the real world we live in.....not everyone has a pc ...or a home to sit in viewing pictures of all the different people or converse about the things we view on flickr. It makes me appreciate my life. To me this is the art of reality..the art of what some people struggle through....this picture ( too me ) reflects only one of a a few scenerios..Missed opportunites? Tradgey striken? Bad luck? Lost soul? Drug dependent? Broken dreams? Abuse? Abandoment? I wish i knew why this man was on the streets with no home. I am glad that this picture exists.... this has opened my eyes from the moment l came across it...made me thank god for all i have. For that it is a nice reminds me to never take for granted the things i have. This picture keeps me human..if that makes any sense. -- 12:13AM, October 19, 2006.
Mariposa Dmentia says: Nice! -- 03:47AM, October 24, 2006.
Hanoian says: It seems so sad to me that he probably doesn't even know, or care, or have reason to care, about how very beautiful he is. -- 04:12AM, October 30, 2006.
apherditi says: he is so hot !!! -- 01:06AM, November 21, 2006.
Dawson Darling says: ...he had money to spend on piercings... -- 12:06PM, December 21, 2006.
Pictoscribe says: There but for the grace of God, go I. Thank you for letting me look deeply into the faces of people I avoid on the street because there isn't enough change in my pocket, and I don't know what will be done with it. But, yeah, cute doesn't come to mind, nor does cool. I guess he's young enough to rise above the temporary choices he's making in this picture, but most of the rest of the people in your gallery are not. Your photos are very striking, and they make me want to be more up front with the homeless in my town. -- 07:30AM, January 22, 2007.
jimmiealan says: Another great photograph Stoneth. You do it so well and bring IT home in Black and White that these people, the young and the old, aren't just "Nobody's Children", they're part of America...and ours. Let's hope we can bring them home again. Thanks -- 01:41AM, January 28, 2007.
Engin Korkmaz says: wonderful work! -- 11:20AM, March 15, 2007.
pandajeanette says: he is gorgeous -- 08:47PM, April 13, 2007.
yellowrubberduck says: what a beautiful portrait..! -- 09:30AM, May 16, 2007.
olirza says: magnifique encore une fois!! -- 10:22PM, July 01, 2007.
olirza says: celle ci je m'en remet vraiment pas! -- 10:30PM, July 01, 2007.
Monshinita says: he looks tough nice portrait... but, is he smoking a joint? cheers bye! -- 03:18AM, July 05, 2007.
Oren magen says: wow. Loved the smoke -- 06:04PM, July 09, 2007.
misjudged_artist says: I love this picture. It's like he trys so hard to look tough, and street smart, but if you look closley you can see his confusion, sadness, and maybe a little shame. -- 04:06AM, September 03, 2007.
61eternity says: he needs love and understanding. So beautiful Stoneth!! -- 05:21AM, December 06, 2007.
red.lipstick says: I'm hypnotized. His eyes hurt me. -- 12:48PM, December 16, 2007.
Mich'el says: A cool guy ! -- 03:25PM, February 16, 2008.
Rooted. says: Amazing DoF and portrait. I truly adore your work. These photos you take of the homeless are so touching. You make each and every one of those shots so full of life. -- 02:29AM, February 27, 2008.
Kor La Lier says: Manipulation on Body Mind & Nature would love to have this added to the group! -- 11:48AM, April 09, 2008.
sparar says: this image really captures smoking as being bad for you, can I ask permission to use it in an anti-smoking pdf e-book? obviously I will assign the credit for it to you in the proper way. here is my site it will help inspire the saving of many lives i look forward to hearing from you Kindest regards Glen -- 11:09AM, April 21, 2008.
KaratheRecluse says: oh wow. his expression makes me want to cry. wow. this is amazing. -- 08:01PM, July 20, 2008.
Odio la doble u says: Hey, the eyes look like a deep hole, and you can just start to imagine how many remains of lost times he has... brilliant picture -- 03:29AM, August 11, 2008.
The Bugmaster says: Something inside the look in his eyes makes this picture aboslutely incredible! Even though the shot would be beautiful even without it! -- 12:02AM, August 23, 2008.
E. Aranda says: tiene una mirada impecable. preciosa esta foto. -- 03:26PM, August 28, 2008.
M ∆ e ∆ l ∆ says: Sexy Boy! This is awesome -- 02:45AM, September 16, 2008.
elpintobeans says: How is it that homeless people can always afford the drugs, but not a house? Drugs are kind of cheap but they still cost money.... -- 03:37PM, September 16, 2008.
Polanshek's Artwork says: great picture -- 08:11PM, October 14, 2008.
lightizerous says: I can tell many things about him using this portrait ! I like such portraits that embrace many details -- 11:46PM, November 05, 2008.
meanlildev says: very very cute! -- 09:57PM, November 22, 2008.
nomadfeet++ says: A-t-t-i-t-u-d-e. Got it? -- 04:55PM, September 05, 2009.
.hillsy.heart. says: Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Beautiful Things Die Too, and we'd love to have this added to the group! -- 07:21PM, December 30, 2009.
sinecura says: Beautiful subject, beautiful framing. -- 12:02AM, February 22, 2010.