Homeless man swaps shelter for shutter by selling amazing nature photography for money
A homeless man has swapped shelter for SHUTTER – selling amazing nature photographs to pay for his family to live.
Justin Brosey has applied for more than 200 jobs since he became unemployed at the beginning of the year due to cuts at his previous job.
Along with his girlfriend and daughter, aged just seven, he lives in a 7x15ft trailer with no water, no electricity, no kitchen and just two little beds.
But Justin, who lives in a forest in Crystal River, Florida, USA, has turned to his passion for photography to make ends meet.
He regularly travels into the forest to shoot macro images of everything from interesting insects to bizarre plants.
He said: “Typically we go three to four days every week with no money whatsoever.
“But sometimes we get donations on my website, or sell a photo and can get some stuff we need to make things easier to handle.
“I’ve had a deep interest in photography since childhood but only in the last six years has my skill really been employed heavily.
“It’s the only thing I know I should be doing.
“My daughter handles it very well – we treat nature as a teacher and the forest is her classroom.
“She sincerely loves living in the forest and is extremely excited to see wild flora and fauna.
“Children aren’t so attuned and attached to comfort as adults are it seems.”