mardi 1 avril 2014

Humans of New York / Brandon Stanton

Humans of New York est le blog d'un jeune photographe américain, Brandon Stanton.

Saturday 22 March 2014.
BREAKING: Young entrepreneurs discovered on Lefferts Place, between Classon and Grand. By employing aggressively low price points, these titans of industry have competitively positioned themselves in the nail painting industry. However, “customers aren’t coming,” most likely due to the flagging economy and unrest in Eastern Europe. However, there is still time for things to turn around. The business will remain open until 6 PM, “if it’s OK with Grandma.”

Il regorge de portraits de New-yorkais de tous les âges et de tous les milieux, des plus extravagants aux plus traditionnels.
Et chaque cliché est accompagné d'un petit texte, racontant l'histoire de la personne ou de la photo, ou tout simplement d'une petite phrase échangée au moment de presser le déclencheur.
Stanton nous livre un regard parfois interloqué mais toujours bienveillant sur la population cosmopolite de la Grosse Pomme.
Une vision plutôt tendre.

Wednesday 12 February 2014.
"My mom died when I was sixteen from cirrhosis of the liver. She had a really bad drinking problem, but I don’t blame her, because she had an addiction problem and was dealing with the pressure of being a single mother— my dad left the family when I was two. But my mom overcompensated for the guilt of drinking by spoiling me. And because she always gave me what I wanted, I’m finding it difficult to develop drive late in life."
"Wow, you’re introspective."
"Yeah, therapy is going well."

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