Brandon Stanton is a photographer who captures the Humans of New York. He’s taken over 5,000 portraits, most of which make you smile, and others that break your heart. I especially love the captions that accompany each photo.
This was the first image and story that I saw through HONY’s facebook page (where Stanton has almost 500,000 subscribers):
“I found these two hunched over on Broadway, just like this. It seemed like an interesting moment, so I quickly snapped the photo, then approached them to find out what was so interesting about today’s paper. The man seemed sheepish when he answered: “My film just got reviewed by the New York Times,” he said. “So I’m just showing my daughter.” His name was Sean Mullin, and his film, Allegiance, opened yesterday. I left the scene with a self-satisfied grin at having sniffed out a New York moment. :)“
“I wandered into the lobby of a nursing home on the Upper West Side, and discovered this man, who was on his way to deliver a yellow bear to his wife. “I visit her everyday,” he said, “even when the mind is gone, the heart shows through.”
“Pretty sure I just saw a dog walking itself down 8th Ave.”
Image Sources: Humans of New York