Thanks to Patrick for sending along this excellent and powerful video by Donal Moloney, who has been documenting homelessness on the streets of our fair city in recent times. Donal’s photography in general is excellent and is worth checking out here. His photo album ‘There’s a Human in There’ includes several familiar faces for anyone who passes through town regularly. Donal notes that “In November of 2013 I met Martin. It sparked this project.” He has continued to photograph Martin in recent times, but meeting him also inspired Donal to document the lives and stories of other homeless people in Dublin.
The song is ‘Homeless’ by Tommy KD, formerly known as Man & The Machine. Tommy has been a familiar face on the streets of Dublin for many years, attracting attention while rapping in the city centre. He even popped up on Love/Hate in 2014, during a particularly brilliant scene. Tommy was recently interviewed by thejournal.ie about this collaboration with Donal Moloney.
This track is available to download for 99c from iTunes, with the music benefiting very worthy causes that help the homeless.