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Brandon Stanton Quotes:- Brandon Stanton (born March 1, 1984) is an American author, photographer, and blogger. He is the author of Humans of New York, a photoblog and book. He is one of Time’s “30 Under 30 People Changing The World”.


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“Without social media, I’d probably just be a quirky, amateur photographer with a hard drive full of photos. I’d be cold calling respected publications, begging for a feature.”-Brandon Stanton

Inspirational Brandon Stanton Quotes

“When you are interviewing refugees, each person you talk to has a different story that could come from a horror movie. So many people talk about seeing their families get murdered before their eyes. Then I go to Central Park, and people are talking about their third divorce and paying tuition.”-Brandon Stanton


“It’s such a different spectrum of tragedies when you talk to people in developing countries.”-Brandon Stanton


“I don’t want to interview people for the purpose of developing a world view and pushing that on people.”-Brandon Stanton


“I am a huge fan of biographies. What I’m always looking for is a story. I want a story I have never heard from anyone else.”-Brandon Stanton

“The most pivotal moments in people’s lives revolve around emotions. Emotions make stories powerful.”-Brandon Stanton


“I never know what kind of people I’ll meet just by stopping to take a photo.”-Brandon Stanton


“You know you are an artist if you appreciate beauty.”-Brandon Stanton


“I struck upon this kind of crazy idea that I was going to go to New York and stop 10,000 people on the streets and take their portrait and create kind of a photographic census of the city.”-Brandon Stanton


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“The interviews have gotten much longer with ‘Humans of New York.’ When I was first starting, I was just photographing people. And then I went to just kind of including a quote or two. Now when I’m approaching somebody on the street, I’m spending about 30 to 45 minutes with them often.”-Brandon Stanton

“In July of 2010, I lost my finance job in Chicago. Instead of updating my resume and looking for a similar job, I decided to forget about money and have a go at something I truly enjoyed. I’d purchased a semi-professional camera earlier that year and spent my free time taking photos in downtown Chicago.”-Brandon Stanton


“Each time I arrived in a new city, I’d get lost in the streets and photograph everything that looked interesting, taking nearly a thousand photographs every day. After each day of shooting, I’d select 30 or 40 of my favorite photographs and post them on Facebook. I named the albums after my first impression of each city.”-Brandon Stanton


“At some point during my travels, I had a slight change of focus which would end up defining the rest of my career. I began taking pictures of people. In addition to all the buildings, street signs and fire hydrants, I started photographing some of the interesting humans that passed by me on the street.”-Brandon Stanton


“Whenever you get a large body of work like ‘Humans of New York,’ a natural pathway becomes to put it between two covers. I wanted this to be a very nice keepsake. A lot of work went into it, and a lot of fans are attached to it.”-Brandon Stanton


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“I’m a believer in the ordinary person, that the ordinary person is just as important and has an equally unique perspective on the world as someone who is famous or perhaps more privileged.”-Brandon Stanton


“When I meet somebody in the street who knows about ‘Humans of New York,’ a lot of times they might have a scripted answer, and that scripted answer is the first thing to come out of their mouth.”-Brandon Stanton


“I am interviewing people with a spirit of genuine interest and compassion, and therefore, the general tone of the site is one of genuine interest and compassion. The moment that culture changes, ‘Humans of New York’ is no longer viable.”-Brandon Stanton


“My interviews are very pointed out. I’m an active participant; I will kindly interrupt people. But I’ve learned there is nothing people won’t tell you if you ask in a compassionate and legitimately interesting way.”-Brandon Stanton


“The only things I make money on are speeches and books.”-Brandon Stanton


“Humans of New York’ wasn’t the result of a fully finished idea that I thought of and then executed; it was an evolution. There were hundreds of tiny evolutions that came from me loving photography.”-Brandon Stanton


“I don’t like to interview people in front of their friends; they clam up.”-Brandon Stanton


“Somebody’s willingness to let me photograph them, and willingness to tell me a story, has nothing to do with the words I say. It all has to do with the energy I’m giving off, which hopefully is a very genuine, very interesting energy. It’s just two people having a conversation in the street. I think that’s where genuine content comes from.”-Brandon Stanton


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“I was making projections about ‘Humans of New York,’ back when I had zero followers, that made all my friends and family roll their eyes. I’d throw out these huge numbers: ‘One day, a million people are gonna be looking at this. Trust me.’ And even those wild, wild numbers I was throwing out have just been smashed. So, it’s a good feeling.”-Brandon Stanton


“Humans of New York’ is basically somebody walking up to absolute strangers on the street every day and, within minutes, talking with them about very personal things. Some things they haven’t even told their best friends or family members.”-Brandon Stanton


“I think everyone feels alone in their sadness, and there’s a certain value to hearing other people’s sad stories.”-Brandon Stanton


“I don’t think there’s any better education than learning the intimate details of the lives of people who you most admire.”-Brandon Stanton


“It seems that everywhere I go, people want the same things – security, education, family. It’s just that so many people have no avenues through which to obtain these things.”-Brandon Stanton


“Social media is a superimposing place where people are usually bragging.”-Brandon Stanton


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“Being a doctor, a lawyer in war-torn countries isn’t easy when the infrastructure isn’t there. The money, food, and education are not always accessible to achieve those dreams.”-Brandon Stanton


“I think it’s important to try to get on a kid’s level when taking their photo.”-Brandon Stanton


“New York has the biggest, most eclectic collection of people in the world.”-Brandon Stanton


“I didn’t actually begin photographing, or even visit New York, for the first time until I was 26.”-Brandon Stanton

“Wherever I go, I just try to show a normal life. If the work helps to dispel stereotypes, it’s because I seek not to portray the extremities of a place, but the vast majority of people who are quite normal and are having normal life experiences.”-Brandon Stanton


“The media chooses to portray the most extreme and violent aspects of a place. I do the opposite and portray the normality.”-Brandon Stanton


“A lot of the children I photograph are extremely colorfully dressed in some way. But I also find a lot of kids with outsized personalities or who happen to be doing something charming.”-Brandon Stanton