thoughts on life, movies, books... through the eyes of a modern orthodox single woman
Monday, March 24, 2014
Humans of New York
Humans of New York. The title alone makes me take pause. Having lived in New York for many years I am not always sure that all of the people here are humans . Anyways, Brandon Stanton started taking portraits of random New Yorkers in 2010 and posted them on a blog. Now he has a book of the portraits he has taken. Yesterday I flipped through the book when I was at Urban Outfitters in Manhattan. I had seen some of his photos that some of my friends posted on facebook, but flipping through his book it was almost startling. In a good way. I often see the tough personas in the faces of people in New York. Brandon Stanton captures the vulnerability of the people in his photos. It is almost jarring. It is not the New York captured in 1970's photos.
I admire his ability to get strangers to pose for his photos. . It is worthy of checking out. Or at least check out his blog humans of new york. It will give you a more positive view of the people in this city. His photos truly are of humans in New York.