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Photographing strangers has become a popular form of blogging, and photographer Brandon Stanton has developed a popular site called ‘Humans of New York’ that has really caught on.
Brandon lost his job working in Chicago and decided to move to New York and pursue his love of photography. He captures the intriguing and the bizarre people that roam the streets of New York. With his charming personality, most people are pretty open to having their photo taken by him. Brandon walks the streets for a few hours every day with only his camera in hand. His page on Facebook has over 180,000 likes and his database of portraits is extremely vast.
Most people are weary when approached by strangers on the street, but Brandon only wants to get to know the person, take their portrait and tell their story.