On the Street Brandon Stanton Captures 'Humans of New York' Allison McNearney10.16.13On the Street Brandon Stanton Captures 'Humans of New York' Photographer Brandon Stanton came to New York for a week-long trip...and stayed for over three years documenting the characters that make up the city’s teeming streets. See photos here. Allison McNearney10.16.13 6:00 PM ET When budding photographer Brandon Stanton arrived in New York City through the Lincoln Tunnel, he thought, “The buildings were impressive, but what struck me the most were the people. There were tons of them. And they all seemed to be in a hurry.” What began as a week-long trip turned into three years documenting the residents of the great metropolis, capturing the variety of individuals who populate the city’s teeming streets and showing readers a slice of each of their lives. In a new book, Humans of New York, an extension of his popular blog, Stanton curates a range of these portraits. One of his subjects, an elderly woman with a glorious puff of white hair and a huge smile, seems to sum up his project: “Every time I force myself to go outside, something wonderful happens!” Brandon Stanton This guy was dancing for tips on the sidewalk. I asked him to try and put all his skill into a single move, and this is what I got. Brandon Stanton "When my husband was dying, I said: 'Moe, how am I supposed to live without you?' He told me: 'Take the love you have for me and spread it around.'" Brandon Stanton "We ordered her those pants, and as soon as they arrived, she cut off the bottoms and made a pair of gloves." Brandon Stanton "He was born on Saint Patrick's Day, and every year they throw him a parade!" Brandon Stanton "It seems that a lot of people my age try to be interesting by having problems or starting conflicts. I'd rather be interesting because I created something beautiful."