The day shown in the pictures was a special day. Kelly (15) and Andrea (24), who live on the street, came to our house, had a shower, had food, we talked. To meet them and be together was like blowing an invisible wall. Kelly loved to shower, all happy and enthusiastic, jumping around at the sight of her own pictures. We had a big lunch together, so normal, an everyday custom. With them it was a new experience, to choose what you want, relax and have as many as you like. Andrea could barely eat because her teeth are infected and almost gone. She anyway didn’t want to go to a dentist, since she was afraid for the police. Realising it is her choice, her life, and not to treat her as merely a victim that only needs help. As every person she needs to be treated as a human being.
All the clothes are by Lica Stein.
Photography by Martijn Crowe www.thefaketory.org