Earlier today, Brandon Stanton, the man behind the popular photo blog "Humans of New York" took to his Facebook page to accuse DKNY of stealing his photos. Now, DKNY is responding.
Have you ever thought that New York has the most interesting people? You're not alone. Photographer Brandon Stanton recently started a blog with the specific purpose of highlighting the humans of New York. A former bond trader from Chicago, Stanton gave up his career to move to New York. He says the project has helped him acclimate: “I think my unfamiliarity with the city helps the project, actually. I'm constantly being told the type of people I should be photographing if I really want to capture 'New York.' New York to me is what passes me on the street everyday.” And he claims that we aren’t that rude after all. (Thank you!) Brandon has had the opportunity to photograph 1,723 people so far (including Barack Obama, Anna Wintour and that random guy who lives down the street). Wondering how I can possibly make it onto his site, I decided to ask Brandon a few questions: