12 Sep #DoSomethingForNothing NYC

Source: Valérie Jardin

I finally had the opportunity to spend a few days with Joshua Coombes, the founder of #DoSomethingForNothing, and document his humanitarian work on the streets of New York City.

Josh is a young hairstylist from London who started giving free haircuts to homeless people during his time off in an attempt to brighten up their day. The project, known as #DoSomethingForNothing, soon became his mission and he has been traveling to major cities around the world to touch lives, one person at a time.

Joshua Coombes at Coney Island last week.  ©Valérie Jardin                              

Josh and I have known each other online ever since he started his project 2 years ago. We’ve been following each other’s work, determined that one day our paths would cross and I would have the opportunity to tell his story through my lens. Thanks to the support of Fujifilm North America, who brought us together on the streets of New York City for 4 days last week, we finally made it happen!

We hit the ground running as soon as I landed on Tuesday afternoon. Josh had arrived from the U.K. a couple of days earlier. I couldn’t wait to meet Josh and start documenting his work. My X100F was loaded and ready to capture compassion and hope.

Over the following four days on the streets of Manhattan and Brooklyn, we met people from all different backgrounds. Homelessness can

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