I am Brandon Stanton, creator of the Humans of New York blog. I've stopped, photographed, and interviewed thousands of strangers on the streets of NYC. AMA
The Lowdown: Three years ago I lost my finance job in Chicago, and moved to NYC with the goal of photographing 10,000 people on the street. I had no photographic experience. Since then, I've walked thousands of miles, stopped over ten thousand people, and collected over five thousand portraits. After each portrait, I conduct a short interview with the subject. I post several of these interactions on my blog each day.
Thanks so much guys, I went as long as I could. (3.5 hours!) I'd have stuck with you all night, but my retinas are on fire, and Susie needs to crap. Goodnight!
9:00 AM -- back to answering questions for a bit.