What happens when you give a Humans of New York book to a group of kids? The video embedded above features “little humans reading Little Humans.”
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Stanton posted the photo on Facebook and it has received more than 131,000 “likes.” When Stanton asked if Gladwell could share a piece of advice, he replied: “Change your mind about something significant every day.”
Brandon Stanton, the creator of the “Humans of New York” (HONY) blog, has been working on a new book called Little Humans.
Little Humans exclusively focuses on children that Stanton has photographed and interviewed while wandering around New York City. Farrar, Straus and Giroux Books for Young Readers will release the book on October 07, 2014.
In an interview with Entertainment Weekly, Stanton (pictured, via) talks about his process for photographing kids: “I never even make eye contact with the child until I’ve asked the parent’s permission. But once I’ve gotten the go ahead, I sit on the ground and try to be as playful as possible. I think it’s important to try to get on a kid’s level when taking their photo.”
Humans of New York blogger Brandon Stanton has photographed Yaniv Soha, an editor at St. Martin’s Press, and Brian DeFiore, founder of the DeFiore & Company literary agency.
Stanton shot the picture at Madison Square Park (embedded to the side). The two publishing executives posed with funny hats (provided by Stanton) and copies of the New York Times bestselling Humans of New York book.
In a Facebook comment, Stanton complimented the two men calling them both “great guys and good sports.” He also appreciated that they were “two of the earliest believers in HONY.” We’ve embedded a photo below featuring Stanton with Soha and DeFiore.
St. Martin’s Press will release the The Humans of New York Book in October 2013. Farrar, Straus & Giroux Books for Young Readers will release the HONY book for kids in spring 2014. Stanton has taken almost 5,000 photographic portraits and written 50 stories. Follow this link to view a video that profiles the HONY blog.
Here’s more about the blog: “HONY resulted from an idea that I had to construct a photographic census of New York City. I thought it would be really cool to create an exhaustive catalogue of the 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.”