Photo project "People of New York"
• Photo project "People of New York"
Photographer collects stories of ordinary people on the streets.
Brandon Stanton began his project "People of New York" in 2010. He decided to make a kind of "census", and since then came many kilometers around the city in search of people and histories. He's just talking to passers-by with the pleasant parks, shops, subway stations, and requests to be photographed, and the project page on Facebook puts their photos with the thoughts and anecdotes from life.
We suggest you look at the most interesting characters with quotes or comments of the author.
"My cloak of Afghanistan shirt - from Uzbekistan and decorations - Turkish and Persian."
Her name is Holliday. (Holiday - "Holiday")
Wendel steeper every designer - it makes all my things from the fact that he had found on the street. Now he is caught in dressing up the statue of Gandhi.
"I like leafing through books in search of handwritten notes. Once I found a declaration of love of 1917. "
"Once you feel that you eighteen years, though you look at sixty."
"In my truck a lot of books, I know the place where they are usually discarded. How many books do you read? -Tysyachi ".
I usually have to persuade people to say something. But this little girl came up to me, waving a certificate, and shouted: "I played Carnegie Hall in!".
Warning: Bigfoot has been spotted at the Third Avenue!
"Do not tell me what to do, and I will not tell you what to do. This my motto. Many of the actions of my family make me doubt, but I do not express my opinion as long as I have told to do so. So I was still invited to a family party. "
I met them when I did not have a camera, had to take a picture to your phone.
"I'm learning to play the bagpipes for 23 years. Guess how old I am? - Somewhere in the 26? - No, 22. My parents also played the bagpipes. "
"It seems that individuality can quickly turn into pretentiousness. I have often watched a film school. I hope with me that will not happen. "
"I - the real John Lennon! And I was born early in the year and a half. "
"I was once photographed with Michelle Obama, but I do not have this image, so nobody believes me!".
"It is important to learn to deny your child to be ready for what life can also say" no. " I grew up in Harlem, life kept telling me "no", and especially - when I wanted to open his own business. But now everything is fine, and I have a favorite thing. "
"I contracted malaria in Ghana."
"When I was 20, I wanted to find a good job and feel secure. Now I am 35 years old, and I just want to be happy. "
I met them in Brooklyn.
"We have just a concert. She twice jumped into the crowd! Lost wallet, but we found the Nintendo DS console. " (By the way, thanks to the project was found, and the owner of consoles - the guys returned it).
"I used to be a kindergarten teacher, but I was fired. I told them about the policy of apartheid in South Africa, and about the homeless people. I think the headmistress thought it was too much for the children, and kicked me. But now she sees me in this project, and regret for what he did. "
When I asked him to take pictures, he began to rummage in the bag - was looking for his glasses. And I found it! All this time they were on it.