This is an excellent PJ image. He is alone and possibly prefers it that way. He is enjoying his meal in his own way. I like the composition and the leading line of his staff. My only issue is the tilt as seen in the background vertical lines and the horizontal top of the planter right behind the man.
comment: more a portrait than a street image because the background doesn't give info to contextualize the image and no interactions between people and background or between people are going on. That said, I love the details of the image and in particular how the man needs to be close to what he is watching...it is tender and moving. And his stick...it looks lot be a broom handle, which tells a thousand words about the conditions of this man.
Ahh, I see guys like this all the time in New York, albeit usually without the food . I have to admit I don't usually give them money (better support homeless shelters then just hand them change, imo) but it always makes me sad to see them on the streets or curled up on benches at the subway station when I go to work in the morning. Really moving shot.
The depth of field in this picture brings out the man even more, splendid job. I have the deepest respect for someone like this, it may sound weird but imagine life without anyone to fall back on I always give these people money, in the hope to make just that one day seem less depressing than the other. Couldn't imagine being alone like that. Really sad. But again, a strong and realistic capture of this single moment