It was around about a year ago I came across some incredible photos on Flickr by a guy simply going by the name of L.J. He had taken a collection of photographs of homeless people using a hyper realistic technique (possibly HDRi, otherwise known as High Dynamic Range Imaging) to give the photos a surreal depth and texture that you couldn’t normally obtain with your average camera.
I’m not sure if L.J. used his camera to achieve the effect or if he’s adjusted them in Photoshop, but either way he’s captured an amazing set of candid shots that are definitely worth a look. Check them out via this link: http://www.flickr.com/photos/16536699@N07/sets/72157622905229717/