New York City. For so long arguably the most famous city of the world. A powerhouse of many things important; commerce, finance, media, art, fashion technology, education and entertainment – New York City is home to some of the worlds most recognized landmarks and buildings – aided of course by the uncountable amounts of films and television filmed in the Empire State.
A melting pot of residents who call The Big Apple home, this monumental city is a hub of creativity and forward thinking. Some of the worlds well-known creative professionals reside in New York City, forcing it to maintain its crown of cool, but arguably it’s the lesser known residents of the City who really hammer it home.
Enter Humans of New York.
An online destination started in 2010 by Brandon Stanton, a bond trader turned photographer. Stanton walks the streets of NYC everyday shooting portraits of strangers he meets – the plethora of remarkably out of the ordinary residents who gravitate in the city that never sleeps.
Stanton accompanies his images with quotes from the exuberant subject which brings a further edge to the images and assists us to understand just how awesome this city is.
A few of our recent favourites are below.
I've been photographed in the same dress as Kim Kardashian. I wore it better, though. She was too short for it.
We ordered her those pants, and as soon as they arrived, she cut off the bottoms and made a pair of gloves
I live with a bunch of senior citizens. All they do is play cards and bingo. That doesn't sit too well with me
We run a yoga studio for couples
I'm in the middle of a spiritual process. I can't wear color for another six months
I'm studying to get a PhD in Neuroscience, but in my free time I like to perform in burlesque shows.