Blog of artist Hamit Sagman
Saturday, 25 - 08 - 2012
free photo shoot
for homeless and
On Thursday, August 23rd I’ve had the opportunity to organize
a photo shoot for homeless people in Siegen, Germany.
I asked “Hands of Hope” for help to realize this event.
Hands of Hope was founded ten years ago and they offer a meal
for homeless and less fortunate people every thursday in
their café in Siegen. Their work impressed me and I was very
happy when I received an answer that I can do my photo shoot
there. It started at six o’clock pm. I entered the café,
tables were prepared and many people already sat on the
chairs and talked to each other. A band played some modern
worship songs. The founder of “Hands of Hope”, Achim Paul,
gave me a room to prepare the set and after some minutes
I was ready to shoot the guests.
Some of the guests were so excited because it’s been their first
professional photo shoot since more than twenty years or in some
cases their first shoot ever. We’ve had much fun to take the
perfect picture. Best thing was I saw that I made them happy
for this special moment and they really enjoyed it. I printed
the pictures and handed them over. They loved the pictures
and everybody was smiling. But I never expected to receive
so many thanksgivings, handshakes, hugs and smiles.
Twenty people including widows, homeless and lonely people
and poor families experienced the offer to get a free photo.
Even the members of the café wondered how a picture
can change a person. Through this experience I feel more
confident to give without expecting anything - this is divine
love! I’ll repeat the event again, somewhere in the world
where it’s needed to see more people smiling! :D
visit the website of Hands of Hope: