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Isaac

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Humans of New York
« on: January 26, 2014, 08:17:20 PM »

'In the summer of 2010, photographer Brandon Stanton set out on an ambitious project to single-handedly create a photographic census of New York City."
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bill t.

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Re: Humans of New York
« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014, 09:53:32 PM »

a photographic census of New York City"

A guy on the radio was talking about smartphone-like developments over the next few decades.  He felt one of the closer-in things would be apps that could identify a very large percentage of the random faces in images, which he thought would be a strong motivation for wearing Google Glass type things.  Kiss your anonymity goodbye, that staple of life in NYC will be gone forever.

Thanks for that URL.  Love the quotes.  While a Bresson or a Ronis etc might be able to communicate as much through a photograph alone, it's nice to sample an actual piece of the subject's mind.  One of my favorites...

"I was a sheep in the play at church!"
“Oh yeah? What was the sheep’s job?”
“To follow the bigger kids on to the stage.”
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Alan Klein

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Re: Humans of New York
« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014, 11:30:46 PM »

Great street photography and wisdom by the masses.
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Re: Humans of New York
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2014, 01:51:26 AM »

Beautiful.

Thanks so much for sharing it!!

Mike.
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Re: Humans of New York
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014, 09:33:53 AM »

Thanks for posting it, Isaac. It's not street photography, but it is very, very fine environmental portraiture.

Christoph C. Feldhaim

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Re: Humans of New York
« Reply #5 on: January 29, 2014, 04:44:38 PM »

Looks like a very fine project.
Thanks for posting it!

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Re: Humans of New York
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2014, 04:49:48 PM »

Great post. I love the quoted content. Following is one of many examples:

"We broke up in a Starbucks. A week later, I walked by and the place had been completely bulldozed to the ground. I always thought that was the Universe doing me a favor."

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Re: Humans of New York
« Reply #7 on: August 20, 2014, 03:02:08 AM »

I've had an active interest in this site for a while. A few clones in other cities have also popped up recently.

http://www.lalalabarcelona.com/

sorry, its in Spanish
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Re: Humans of New York
« Reply #8 on: August 21, 2014, 10:20:33 AM »

One of my favourites...
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