Earlier this year, I noticed that I was 'liking' shared posts from the same Facebook page: Humans of New York. I became curious, so visited the page, and joined over 1 million other Facebook users by 'liking' the HONY Facebook page. Since then, every day I look forward to inspiration from that Big Huge City Way Up North.
One of my favorite things about HONY is that the creator was down on his luck and decided to creatively use his free time while unemployed. He walked through New York City and asked strangers if he could take their photo. At the time, Brandon was creating a photomap of the city. But soon, Brandon write a paragraph or two of the subject's story, and that's when HONY really took off.
Not only is the story of Humans of New York inspirational, but the photographs and stories are as well. The Facebook page has longer stories than the book, I think, and I like the interactions in the comments section of the Facebook page. But the book is something to hold, and full of hundreds of photographs that can be really viewed. It is a beautifully created book – with a gorgeous layout and full-colour, high quality photos.
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A bit of a Warning: Sometimes, the photos or stories will make you squirm. New York, and everywhere on earth, is full of colorful creatures, and there will no doubt be a few photos or stories that don't align with what you prefer. There is also occasional language.