The Big Issue and Addiction in Wales
I started this work in 2003 in Newport in South Wales. The project was first aimed at documenting The Big Issue vendors’ lives, homeless people selling The Big Issue street magazine. I interrupted the project in 2004 and started it again in Cardiff in 2006. Lillo, an Italian drug addict, was the first person who I met in Newport. Thanks to Lillo I came into contact with the world of drug addiction and alcoholism. During the time spent with Lillo and his friends I realised that what really interested me was the human condition of addiction.