Thanks to my YouTuber friend Kylie who just tipped me off to this article! Rolling Stone posted this writeup of a new video featuring artists Gaslamp Killer & Elliphant making music with the iPad but a small sidenote there is that…the whole video–which aired during the 2015 Grammys on Sunday night–was also FILMED using only an iPad.
So. Into. It.
I have only recently discovered Humans of New York but my love for the project pretty much immediately shot out of my eyeballs. Seriously, this is one of the most beautiful, simple examples I can think of where humans are just doing human stuff together and it’s just goddamn gorgeous.
Brandon Stanton set out on this challenge to himself to photograph 10,000 people in New York City and along the way began interviewing this subjects. I love stories like these where someone just set out to DO a thing for their own curiosity’s sake and it became this entire OTHER thing and a whole lot of people got an incredible glimpse of humanity that only an idea and a lot of hard work can reveal.
This presentation he made to the Literary & Historical Society at University College in Dublin is about how he gets strangers on the street to let him photograph them, but also how he gets them to share their stories. It’s an intense process and he says straight up that the only way it’s possible to get good at something like this is to just go and DO it thousands of times and get all the mixed results that come with it.