"Never laid a hand on her. And that was huge for me. Because it was always the first thing my dad did." pic.twitter.com/YnmI2clTov— Brandon Stanton (@humansofny) November 19, 2014
The project eventually took on a mind of its own: He started collecting quotes and stories from his subjects and changed the face of blogging in the best way possible.
All he had to his name were two suitcases and his camera. Swoon.
Watch the above vid of little humans reading Little Humans and you'll never have a bad day again.
A young girl he photographed told him her biggest fear was getting a lobotomy.
The rest is history.
In. Yo. Face.
He has a knack for capturing his subject's authenticity. (Case in point above.)
"Don't wait for perfect. Don't wait for something to be fully formed in your head to start on it. Just start, and then work it out as you go."
But thanks to HONY he's not nervous about approaching people anymore: "You just need to start."
And we're very happy he stuck it out.
"I'm trying not to hate my body. I love my hair and my hands, but everything else I wouldn't mind switching out." pic.twitter.com/fXnUFxwebq— Brandon Stanton (@humansofny) December 2, 2014
Identity theft, anyone?
Oh no you di'int!
"He likes to take the lead, so I've learned to lead more quietly." pic.twitter.com/F58xttIntj— Brandon Stanton (@humansofny) November 3, 2014
Instead, he had the company make a $25,000 donation to the YMCA in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood (where he works out every day).
He took a 50-day trip to raise awareness about the Millennium Development Goals, which include eradicating extreme poverty and reducing child mortality.
OK, so I'm not sure about the flirty part, but a girl can dream.
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