September 16, 2014

Blog find: HumansofNewYork

We thank Hindustan Times for this find. HumansofNewYork is the blog we are talking about.

Brandon photo blog on NewYorkersBrandon, the photo enthusiast behind this blog, was in Delhi last week as part of a UN-facilitated world tour. He posted a Facebook post that he would be available at the city’s heart, Connaught Place. And believe it, about a thousand strong crowd gathered there. With people jostling to talk to him, touch him and get photographed, what a scene it was!

Brandon says, four years back he ‘started out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their photos on a map’ but was soon putting meaningful captions besides understated photos. Then his reach widened both in terms of subjects and visitors. Today, the blog and connected social media accounts have over 8 million followers! Brandon has also made his collection into a book, which has been a New York Times bestseller.

If you want to see how a great synergy works between a fine picture and its brilliant caption, do visit this blog.