22 Pictures of Humans of New York

You probably heard about this project & blog . Brandon the photographer decided to start this project back in 2010 and create a photographic census of New York city ,the original idea was to photograph 10,000 people and place their pictures on a map. after a few months deep in the project. Brandon started collecting quotes and short stories from the people he met and include them in the pictures snippets, these snippets and photos together created his blog HONY . it has now have more than 2 million followers on facebook  and it is very popular around the world. it gives the reader an inside look at the inhabitants of the greatest city on earth.

 

1 : “I perform in angle grinder shows.” “What are those?” “I put on a metal outfit, then I grind the metal off it so that sparks shoot everywhere. Most of the time there are naked chicks involved.”

Humans of New York 

Humans of New York                

2 : I was engaged eight years ago, but my fiancee died in Iraq. After that, I promised myself that I’d never be that dependent on someone again. So after I met my husband, I fought marriage for the longest time. But we got married in September. And even though I was rebelling against it, and I always saw it as a meaningless formality, I’ve been surprised. There’s a comfort in knowing that you’re sworn to someone else.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York  

3 : “Where are you from?” “Russia. If you see a doctor smoking, he’s from Russia.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York   

4 : “The Russians run an underground fighting league in Coney Island where they pay junkies to fight. I fought about fifty fights for them. They pay you $200 win or lose. They’d always make sure I was real doped up before the fight. I mean they weren’t good people but it did make me feel kinda important to have all those gangsters cheering for me. And they’d always be really happy if I won, because that meant I’d made them money.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York   

5 : “Facebook is telling me that everyone has a house, a kid, and a dog. So I’m just trying to calm the fuck down.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York 

6 : “My daughter lives in Pennsylvania. She’s working at a nursing home and studying to be an accountant. She’s my pride and joy.” “Does she know you’re homeless?” “No, she’s got enough to worry about. I just tell her that I’m retired.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York   

7 : “I told her that if she wanted to start over, to meet where we first kissed. She was supposed to be here 15 minutes ago.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York 

8 : “I was afraid that I wouldn’t have the tolerance to be a parent. But it’s amazing how you find the energy.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York   

9 : “One time I was in Saks Fifth Avenue, and I got in an elevator. There was a woman already in there. She had selected the seventh floor, but when I got in with her, she changed it to the second floor.” “How’d that make you feel?” “Like I didn’t belong.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York  

10 : “We broke up in a Starbucks. A week later, I walked by and the place had been completely bulldozed to the ground. I always thought that was the Universe doing me a favor.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York  

11 : “You know how most parents eventually get to the place where they say: ‘May not have been what I was hoping for, but this is who my kid is.’? Well, my dad never got there.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York   

12 : Seen in Central Park

Humans of New York

Humans of New York 

13 : “I like to go to the library.””What’s your favorite thing to do at the library?””Watch videos on the computer!’

Humans of New York

Humans of New York 

14 : “The band broke up. It was a shit show. But we found some new people. And you know what? The band’s even fucking better now.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York 

15 : “When I was born, my dad had a wife and kids, and I don’t think he wanted me to disrupt that world. So he never wanted anything to do with me.” “You should try again now that you’re older.””I tried last year.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York

16 : “I’m currently working the Renaissance Fair circuit.””Cool. Playing music?””No. I dress up like a pirate and sell boots.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York  

17 : “So what separates a great barber from an average barber?” “Well, I can only speak from my own experience. But I learned a lot of rules in school, and I didn’t really get good until I had the confidence to break them.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York  

18 : “He looks just like me, but with gray hair. I’ve tried to forgive, but every time I see him, it all comes back to me, and it’s like I have to forgive him all over again.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York   

19 : “I ran away to California for a week without telling anyone. I wanted to remove myself from everything, to see if I could work out some things in my head. But it actually created more problems. I learned it doesn’t really work that way.””How do you mean?””Just that if you can’t figure out your problems in your present circumstances, you’re probably not going to figure them out by running away from them.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York 

20 : “If you could change one thing about adults, what would it be?” “A lot of them are grumpy.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York 

21 : “What was the happiest moment of your life?” “I don’t know.” “What was the saddest moment of your life?” “I don’t know.” “What’s your best quality?” “I don’t know.” “What’s your worst quality?” “Indecisiveness.”

Humans of New York

Humans of New York  

22 : Gotta work all your angles.

humans of new york

Source : Humans Of New York City

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