That gentleman you see (in the gallery above) is named Jack and we had a long conversation about his life and how he became homeless and found Jesus. I usually see “photos of New York” of Times Square, but that doesn’t attract me. Stories attract me.

These photos were taken between 5am and 7am near 125th and Lexington in Harlem. I’ll be returning in a few weeks to bring Jack a print of his portrait, as I promised. (Photos: Vinoth Varatharajan)

Vinoth Varatharajan is a Sri-Lankan freelance photographer and filmmaker from Montreal.