Every now and then you come across something great on the internet. This week for me that was a blog by photographer Brandon called 'Humans of New York'. Brandon started his blog in 2010, as a direct result of wanting to construct a photographic census of New York City. This census would contain a catalogue of the city's inhabitants. But as the project progressed, it began to have a different character. Instead of just capturing and collecting portraits of NYC's citizens, Brandon started to collect quotes and short stories as well. To me, this is where Humans of New York becomes extra extraordinary. What I love the most about cities it that it houses so many different characters. Being your iconic self, being whoever you want to be and not let anyone tell you you can't act or dress a certain way. To me that is the ultimate state of freedom. Scrolling on the blog you see so many inspiring people. And that is exactly it's purpose: bringing daily glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City. I've put some of the photos below: if you want to know more about their stories, just click on the link.
Enjoy and have a nice week!
|Purim in Crown Heights|
|The Sikh Parade|
|Seen in the subway|
|"I'm in the middle of a spiritual process. I can't wear color for another six months."|
|Mixed and Matched|
If you want to know more about this blog, please visit: www.humansofnewyork.com