Stay Gold Book

An up close and personal look into homelessness in San Diego

Anyone living in Southern California knows that there is a problem with homelessness and the number is growing everyday. Life can be fickle and unforgiving. Without organizations like Alpha Project there would be absolutely no hope for recovery. Every dollar earned from the sale of these books will be going to a fund that is specifically for veterans who have taken personal accountability for their situation and want to get off the streets.

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About The Photographer

Stay Gold Book

Matt O'Connor

Matt O’Connor is a Navy Veteran and former EOD Operator. Although born in Washington State he has been living in San Diego for the last 5 years and considers this to be his new home. He has no formal training in photography and figured out what he knows through trial and error. He started shooting pictures after returning from Iraq in late 2019. The whole project came about after a long bout with insomnia. He felt compelled to document and share what he had been seeing on the streets. He states; “When I see a problem its hard for me to not to do anything about it, I’ve always had a creative side and this was just a way to express it. I was able to turn some of that negative deployment energy into something positive that made a difference.” He plans on working with Alpha Project for the foreseeable future by creating a fund that will provide support to homeless Veterans that have taken personal accountability for their situations and want to get off the streets for good.


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