Instagram is a great resource for everyone who loves photography.
Amongst the millions of users who post snapshots of their holidays, their plates of food, their dogs and cats or whatever, are real gems to find. One of them is ruddyroye's photo stream.
I have followed his work for about two years now and am totally fascinated by his style and the quality of his work. He wanders around the streets of New York with his iPhone and makes portraits of strangers, mostly people who are not "on the sunny side of the street".
His portraits are strong and memorable and show his respect for, and sensitivity to, the subjects.
Through his photography they get a voice and become visible in a city famous for luxury and wealth.
Radcliffe Roye (ruddyroye) is a Brooklyn based documentary photographer specializing in editorial and environmental portraits, photo-journalism and stock photography.
A self taught photographer with over ten years of experience, Radcliffe is inspired by the raw and gritty lives of grass-roots people, especially those of his homeland of Jamaica. Radcliffe strives to tell the stories of their victories and ills by bringing their voices to matte fibre paper.
More of Radcliffe's work can be found on his website.
His Instagram photo stream can be found here.
from the series Sapologie Au Congo
from the series Christmas in the Congo - Heart Of Likeness
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