Leslie was a street person who live in and inhabited Melbourne's Bourke Street Mall - the premier retail strip in Melbourne's CBD - for many years. Like many homeless people, Leslie suffered from various mental health issues. He would often drift in and out of consciousness and the world as we knew it, but he was very approachable and a lovely man. He died in recent times of cancer.
Award winning photojournalist & photographer Ted McDonnell shoots documentary and editorial projects for magazines and newspapers. Also photographs for commercial and corporates.