Not all of us are as fortunate as others; it's just one of the sad facts of life.
Despite various charitable organizations working around the clock to make the world a better place for the homeless, not everyone is looking out for them.
As part of a recent photography project, California-based photographer Aaron Draper decided to work with homeless people.
The project, titled Underexposed, aims to shine the spotlight on those who are often neglected due to their lack of appeal in a society obsessed with grandeur and physical attractiveness.
On his website, Draper said,
I hope to enable people to gain a more humane view of the homeless.
After all, they are human -- just like us.
Check out the photos below for a closer look at Underexposed.
Whether we see this guy sitting on the sidewalk when we're power walking to work in the morning...
Or we see this guy pacing back and forth in front of a convenience store late at night...
...we've all been in a position where we failed to acknowledge the less fortunate, despite the fact that they were right in front of us.
Aaron Draper (far right) is looking to shine light on those usually left in the shadows.
Draper created a unique visual series where he works with California's homeless and brings them to life through vivid photography.
You typically see this kind of visual setup done exclusively for models and celebrities.
But in Draper's series, the homeless are the only people in the spotlight.
He spoke to homeless couples, too.
His overall goal is to change the way society views the homeless.
In this series, they're the main characters.
I'd say Draper did a damn good job!
He captured people from all walks of life...
...with stories worth hearing and learning from.
The best part? The pictures are forever!
Homeless people all around the world have one thing in common: They're overlooked by many of us.