Heard of Humans of New York? I noticed the photos and snippets of stories a little while back on my friend Lisa’s FB feed and I’m hooked. I love a picture with a story, emotion and background. And I love New York. So these glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City really holds my interest.
Brandon began Humans of New York in the summer of 2010. “HONY resulted from an idea that I had to construct a photographic census of New York City. I thought it would be really cool to create an exhaustive catalogue of the city’s inhabitants, so I set out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their photos on a map. I worked for several months with this goal in mind. But somewhere along the way, HONY began to take on a much different character. I started collecting quotes and short stories from the people I met, and began including these snippets alongside the photographs.”
People love a story behind a face and these stories have so many emotions running through them…pathos, joy, humour, poignancy, cynicism…HONY has them all. Real people, real human emotions. Click over to HONY see an exhaustive collection of these stories. There’s also a book which has been released if you prefer paper over digital.
Are you hooked too?