If you are like me then you have followed Humans of New York for years. What started off as a photography project 📷 has transformed over the years and now Brandon Stanton, creator of HONY, not only shares portraits of strangers on the streets of New York City 🗽, but also quotes and stories that millions of people read every day.
It was exciting to listen to Brandon speak at the University of North Texas’ Distinguished Lecture Series event called “Humans of New York: An Evening with Brandon Stanton“ in September and left so inspired by his words. He shared so much wisdom and life inspiration that I want to share with each of you.
Here are a few quotes that stood out to me from his experience in creating HONY:
> “You cannot wait for the perfect idea.”
> “You have to start before you are ready.”
> “Do not wait for the perfect idea or the perfect moment because it will never come.”
> “It is not about not working but being able to choose what you will do every day.”
> “Everyone can get to a place where they can choose their work and how to spend their time.”
Below are a few images from the event showing the evolution of HONY. Additionally, I want to let you know of an exciting announcement Brandon shared. For the past two years, he has worked on developing a HONY TV show 📺. While the project is still in the works, I for one am looking forward to it and I am sure you are too!
Are you a fan of Humans of NY? What’s your favorite image or story?
Featured Location: University of North Texas