I was reading the news online this morning, as is usual. I came across an article about Brandon Stanton, who moved to New York last fall.
Brandon is working on a project he calls Humans of New York. He walks the streets of New York, taking photos of interesting people he encounters (after asking their permission). He puts the photos on his website, also called Humans of New York. His goal is 10,000 photos. Once he has posted a good amount, he will link the photos to the neighbourhood where they were taken.
His project is about creating a photographic census of the city. This concept has just floored me! I love it.
I have always wanted to visit New York, to walk the streets, to experience each neighbourhood. Now, I can do it vicariously through this website.
I’ve also been experiencing the city through another blog, The Settlers Give it Passion. Kristin is also a New York City transplant. I enjoy reading about her adventures as she becomes a New Yorker. She’s an excellent writer.
I’m sure I’ll visit New York eventually. Until then, I have Kristin to write the story and Brandon to photographic it.