Sometime over the past few years, you may have stumbled across Humans of New York. Photographer Brandon Stanton shoots New Yorkers wherever they happen to be when he runs into them: on the subway, in parks, on the street.
His photos are gorgeous, but the heart of his work is really in the quotes he collects from his subjects—they dispense bits of wit, wisdom, humor and poignancy.
I’m still waiting to come across a portrait of someone I know.
Or maybe myself in the background of one.
Today, the Humans of New York book comes out. I’m looking forward to seeing Stanton’s photos in the printed format and seeing what stories he’s chosen to feature.
Until then, enjoy scrolling through the Humans of New York blog—believe me, you can lose yourself in it for a while!
Here are just a few photos I really liked; be sure to click through to read what the subjects have to say: