‘The Prince and the Pauper’ Project Sheds a New Light Into Homeless Communities

Horia Monalache is a photograher based in San Francisco, who’s aim always was to create an impact through photography and change people’s lives.

Coming from a place with the highest number of homeless people, he felt that the stereotype of homelessness is highly misinterpreted.

Trying to show another perspective on this matter, Monalache created a project where he tried to ‘give ‘ these homeless people the career they always dreamed of through his camera lenses.

His project called The Prince and the Pauper shows the image of the homeless people how they were in the beginning on the left and how they transformed to their dream job on the right.

Each one of them wears a recognizable outfit associated with the career of his or her dream, looking up proudly as if towards a brighter future.

To finalize this project, Manolache created a studio in a hotel room, with a black background to create a film inspired aesthetics. This way he hopes to show the exact emotion and face expression of each individual, without any distraction of the environment.

Most of the costumes, Manolache bought and rented through eBay and Amazon, and his wife helped with the hair and makeup.

However, this isn’t only make-believe: he helped bring the models a true step closer to their ideal futures,  by offering resources like food, money, and clothing, or even guiding people towards safe places to sleep.

“I have been a photographer for a while and my big question was for many years how I can help somebody with a photograph…After a while I understood that photography, as writing, can change mentalities and can solve problems,” -he explains.

Manolache has launched a crowdfunding campaign to fund the creation of a book of the photographs, which he hopes will further help to change the cultural conversation around homelessness.

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20 Pictures of German Shepherds That Show You How Adorable and Loving They Are

I believe you all have heard of German Shepherds. They are the most steadfastly loyal companions, and consistently rank at the top of the most popular dog breeds, and it’s easy to see why. German shepherd dogs (GSD) are noble, diligent, loyal, and highly intelligent dogs. They are large in size and have very streamlined, athletic builds that make them both strong and agile.

Though they are excellent herding dogs, German shepherds are very well suited to work as service animals, such as guide dogs for the blind. They are excellent performing as working dogs, especially in police and military operations. They also make highly effective guard dogs. Of course, the German shepherd dog also makes a wonderful companion in the right home.

One of the most recognizable breeds today, German shepherds are celebrated for their impressive balance of power and grace. They surely mark a presence in your heart as well. To all of those who own a German shepherd, they will strongly agree to that fact.

Below we’ve made a list of their adorable pictures, and they will make you fall in love with this breed once more.

1. My boy Kenzo, my soulmate. He’s a real gentle giant with a puppy personality. 


2. My baby had a photoshoot and I chose the photo that really shows her personality 


3. My baby girl met her brother again after 3 weeks 


4. I, for one, feel safer knowing there’s a German Shepherd in the Oval Office. 


5. Finally broke it to her that she was adopted. 


6. My family has always had a love for shepherds 


7. Now this is funny and cute 


8. My Flynn 8 Months old – for contrast My husband is 6ft 2in 


9. Our boy passed his test, he is officially a therapy dog! 


10. Me and my boy, Bauer 


11. Went to the shelter just to see, came home with this beautiful boy. Meet Fenrir aka Finn.


12. This pup helped me survive through medical school 


13. Meeka realized she can stand in the pool 


14. People tend to be scared of my pup when I take her out but she’s probably more loving than most people tbh 


15. We’re super cute. Give us your lunch! 


16. We found Lucy on a desert highway when she was 4 weeks old, today she celebrates 10 months. 


17. She’s just so cute I can hardly stand it! 


18. Levi sporting a baby carhartt coat 


19. Kato mastered “sit” and “stay, so now we are moving on to “defensive driving” 


20. I just can’t get over his face 


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