People Who Inspire #2

Humans Of New York

I mean.  If I'm feeling abit dry, a little jaded and I need to feel the feels again, I know exactly where to go.  Humans Of New York is just a genius.  

HONY's about page reads:

My name is Brandon and I began Humans of New York in the summer of 2010. I thought it would be really cool to create an exhaustive catalogue of New York City’s inhabitants, so I set out to photograph 10,000 New Yorkers and plot their photos on a map. I worked for several months with this goal in mind, but somewhere along the way, HONY began to take on a much different character. I started collecting quotes and short stories from the people I met, and began including these snippets alongside the photographs. Taken together, these portraits and captions became the subject of a vibrant blog. With over seven million followers on social media, HONY now provides a worldwide audience with daily glimpses into the lives of strangers in New York City. It has also become a #1 NYT bestselling book..

"I knew you'd stop me one day'.

"I knew you'd stop me one day'.

I love HONY because of Brandon's fabulous portraiture and simple concept.  I love it mostly because it celebrates people.

 Ain't much in life better than that. 


Sorry what.  Ayanna took SBTV's A64 to a whole other level.  So proud of her, she's such a sweet and inspiring friend.  Her work ethic is crazy, and she really believes in herself.  Not at all with any arrogance, she has a deep belief that she has something great to offer, and she offers it unashamedly, without guile or false humility.  Love her.  She is the only artist I collaborated with on my upcoming album, on a track we wrote entitled 'Because Of Love', I can't wait for you to hear it!