Brandon Stanton

03.10.2012 in19:26 in Portraits -->


Brandon Stanton left his old job in Chicago in order to pursue his artistic dream to be a photographer. With a bit of savings, he packed up and headed to New York, and started a documentary project to create a photographic census of nearly every New Yorker.

So far he’s gathered over 1,600 portraits of strangers on the streets, and now is focusing more on their stories, not just the composition behind the photo. Some street photographers hide behind phone booths like paparazzis so their subject won’t be aware of their presence, but for Stanton it’s precisely that awkward interaction, tearing down of the wall between strangers, that he covets.