Humans of New York is a photo blog by American photographer Brandon Stanton (born March 1, 1984).
What distinguishes this photo blog is the street portrait of total strangers that not only allow the photographer to capture their pictures, but confide in him the most secret stories of their lives.
Brandon HONY won the 2013 Webby Award‘s People’s Voice award in the “Best Use of Photography” category.
The Humans of New York began in the summer of 2010. Somewhere along the way Brandon started collecting quotes and short stories from peoples he met.
About The project
Humans of The World
Due to the popularity of the Humans of the New York, Brandon received an award from the United Nations to create photos, quotes and stories of the people in critical regions of the world.
By Chelsea Wootten
Richard Sandler is a street photographer and documentary filmmaker. Most famous for his pictures of New York in the 80’s, Sandler’s photos have a noirish element to them, making them in my opinion, both beautiful and haunting. He was born in New York in 1946, and was given his first camera in 1977, and has since become a prominent street photographer. He’s done several documentaries, his most famous being the Gods of Time Square. His main theme in photography was, as he said in the article Richard Sandler’s 80s: When Greed was Good, “to record your time.” And I think he did that pretty well.
Photo names in order: Grand Central Terminal, Woman Double Faced, Subway Couple Kissing, Furs on Fifth Avenue, and C Train
Michael Shainblum is a photographer/filmmaker out of San Francisco. He specializes in timelapses and does astrophotography, landscapes, cityscapes, and seascapes as a hobby.
His main work, though, is in timelapses (a series of images taken over a long period of time put together to create a movie).
His most viewed one is “Mirror City”, a collection of timelapses from various US cities that were altered to give it a kaleidoscope look: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rjXEUhgHy_w&list=UUxnBaI6OD3TjfrFzBxoNBjw
Tutorial on how to do Milky Way photography: http://photographylife.com/how-to-photograph-the-milky-way