After 12 years of homelessness Kazimir (56) still has his hopes up. He doesn't use drugs nor alcohol, he speaks fluently Lithuanian, Russian and Hindi and is actively keeping care of himself and his belongings. Still he struggles getting employed due to high amounts of discrimination even on the corporate level in his home town, Vilnius. In the house of homeless the conditions are even worse thus forcing him to live on the street. Kazimir is afraid of winter and hopes to have enough money before its arrival to move abroad and start his life anew.

Photographed in Lithuania, 2012.
The series was exhibited in Jukka Male Museum, Helsinki, 16.11.2012-20.1.2013.

Julius Koivistoinen photography