Go Your Own Way (with Brandon Stanton) – Episode 49 of Rants & Randomness
This is one of my favorite conversations I’ve ever had on Rants & Randomness. I absolutely cannot wait for you to hear this one.Download Episode 49 Transcript
I’m talking to the amazing Brandon Stanton. He’s the creator behind the popular photo storytelling platform Humans of New York. After being fired from his job as a bond trader in Chicago, Brandon moved to New York City with the goal of photographing 10,000 people.
The blog started in 2010, and quickly became more than just pictures of people New York City – it became all about the stories he would hear and conversations he would have with the people he photographed. In 2014, Brandon took the blog abroad featuring stories from all over the world. And he was invited to the Oval Office to photograph and interview President Barack Obama in 2015. He’s the author of two number-one New York Times bestselling books, Humans of New York, and Humans of New York: Stories, and his latest book, Humans comes out on October 6.
As of this recording, Brandon is finishing up a week of sharing Tattletales from Tanqueray a series of stories and images from my queen Stephanie, aka Lady Tanqueray. We’re talking about all that series, we’re talking about Brandon his story, how he started doing this work. And when he decided to use this platform in this way. During our conversation, we cover what he considers a stroke of luck that really kicked off Humans of New York to be what it is now. We cover how him being lost in his early 20s actually led him to this place. And honestly, we talked about Stephanie, and what she’s going through how she’s been receiving all the love everyone’s been giving.
This interview completely energized me! Brandon was so vulnerable, and it was amazing to hear him tell his own stories so we could get to know a little bit more about the man behind the pictures.
Be sure to follow Humans of New York on social media. That’s @HumansofNY on Instagram, Humans of New York on Facebook and you can also click here to pick up his new book or here to support him on Patreon. And much love to Chicago Recording Company, where I get the help needed to make these episodes come to life – even recording from home.
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Links and Resources:Download Episode 49 Transcript
- Follow Humans of New York on Instagram (@HumansofNY)
- Humans of New York website
- Humans of New York on Facebook
- The Tanqueray Trust – GoFundMe Campaign for Lady Tanqueray
- Humans of New York Patreon Page
- Humans by Brandon Stanton
- Humans of New York by Brandon Stanton
- Humans of New York: Stories by Brandon Stanton