Saturday, 25 January 2014

Humans of New York

I'm back! For good this time; I'm New Year's resolution-ing that blogging is going to be a regular thing. I missed it like crazy but was a bit nervous to get back on the bandwagon and put out my thoughts and pictures for all to see. Here we go though!

I'm going to start by recommending a blog I just discovered - Humans of New York. If you like things like PostSecret or The Sartorialist, this will be right up your alley. It combines striking, often beautiful photographs of the denizens of New York city with small samples of their thoughts and lives. Some of the snapshots of people's lives are searingly honest and poignant, like this one:

"I was engaged eight years ago, but my fiancee died in Iraq. After that, I promised myself that I’d never be that dependent on someone again. So after I met my husband, I fought marriage for the longest time. But we got married in September. And even though I was rebelling against it, and I always saw it as a meaningless formality, I’ve been surprised. There’s a comfort in knowing that you’re sworn to someone else."

Some make you think, and maybe strike a chord:

"I’m working on my PhD in English, with a focus on poetry."
“So how would you define a good poem?”
“It’s a good poem if I’m a different person when I’m finished reading it.”

And some are just plain funny:

"If you have a beard, it takes longer for people to notice that you don’t have any teeth."

It's so interesting and so addictive that I spent an hour on it earlier without realising - I could barely tear myself away to write this post! Can't wait to buy the book!

All images belong to Brandon Stanton, the genius behind the blog, and the words both belong to him and these glorious people.


  1. Ahhh thank you for bringing this to attention Juliet! It's such a fab have I not discovered it before!?

    Love YOUR blog btw, glad to see you're posting more. Looking forward to future updates! :)

    Sarah xx

    1. I know, I was surprised I'd never heard of it! Especially considering it's so interesting!

      Thank you so much! Glad someone is enjoying it :)



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