There have been many studies into how people relate to others. Differences such as social status, ethnic backgrounds, financial position, age, and even facial features, to name a few, can greatly affect how two people interact, even without knowing each other. The more things we have in common, the deeper our connection will be.

It’s interesting to watch how this principle plays out in different settings. When interacting with panhandlers, people more likely to support someone we can relate to. In this picture, the two men could practically be brothers. Similar age, facial features, and even the same character moustache – these men can feel an immediate bond.

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From: Will Winter, All Rights Reserved

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Equipment Used: Nikon D700 w/ 70-200mm

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Our Photo Site Editor, Will Winter is a passionate documentary photographer/photojournalist based in Victoria, BC.


Deciding to put his talents to a better use, Will has dedicated his life to using photography to create a positive impact on this world. It is Will’s hope that his photos will help to open people’s eyes, not only to the problems, but also the triumphs of this world.


As both an artist and a photojournalist, it is Will’s goal to create images that are both aesthetically and emotionally moving, with the hopes of compelling not sympathy, but action.


As the Photo Site Editor, it is Will's goal to further explore and create dialogue about "Life As A Human".


He is also pursuing work locally with non-profit groups as well as overseas within the NGO community. If you are aware of any opportunities, please get in touch with him here.


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  1. I’m enjoying looking through the images on this website and am inspired by your pictures and how your commentary brings out insights that many of us might not otherwise consider. Thanks for your work!

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