Inspired, Inspiring Humans of New York, and Elsewhere

Even though we live in New York, we are smitten with Humans of New York, a blog which documents just that, that incredbly varied iterations of human-ness one finds on the streets of New York, all with a story.  It doesn’t stop at New York either. Photographer Brandon Stanton posts images of strangers he’s met elsewhere, all expressing themselves in an original and invariably big-hearted way.

Here are a few favorite humans:

I started a skipping club, and today is our first meeting! *

Brandon Stanton

Brandon Stanton

We’ve been best friends since 1967.

Brandon Stanton

Brandon Stanton

 …It’s a fishing lure. I’m pretty sure it’s used for live bait. I found it on the beach.

Brandon Stanton

Brandon Stanton

…After they finished kissing, she took off her blue cape, and laid it over a woman sleeping on a nearby bench. It was such an unbelievably poetic moment, I actually chased them down to fact-check my own eyes.

“Excuse me. Was that your blue blanket?”
“Yes.”
“And you just gave it to her?”
“….Yes, why?”
“Oh nothing.”

Brandon Stanton

Brandon Stanton

Brandon Stanton

Brandon Stanton

Humans of New York is now in book form; it would make a swell holiday gift.

*Check out our post on the joys of skipping.

 

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