The people I portrayed in the photo series 'Choose Life' have suffered and sometimes still suffer from homelessness, mental illnesses and addiction. These people are often negatively labeled by society, as if it is by own fault and choice that they end up homeless. I wanted to examine how much of the labelling is based on fair judgement and how much on prejudice.
Looking back at this project I think it's a combination of the right set of skills and a fair amount of simple luck to get you where you ideally want to stand in life. Unfortunately, not everyone had enough opportunity to develop the right skill set or create enough chances in life, and without any lucky breaks in sight to keep them afloat, some fall into a downward spiral.