Humans of New York

Brandon Stanton on his career and inspirational advice

Auctus Grad
Jul 23 · 2 min read

Written by Ashish Patel

Brandon Stanton (born March 1, 1984) is an American best selling author, photographer, and blogger. He is known as author of best-selling Humans of New York book, as one of Time’s “30 Under 30 People Changing The World”, and the founder of Humans of New York, a popular photojournalistic work that has over 17.8 million likes on Facebook and around 5.7 million followers on Instagram as of late August 2016.[1]

Below are some of Brandon’s best quotes on his journey and also essential advice for budding photographers and creatives. His quotes are informative, inspiring and thought-provoking. Be sure to check them out below in order to be inspired and even more focused on achieving your respective dreams, goals and aspirations.

Happy inspiring!

1. “I’m a believer in the ordinary person, that the ordinary person is just as important and has an equally unique perspective on the world as someone who is famous or perhaps more privileged.” -Brandon Stanton

2.” You know you are an artist if you appreciate beauty.”-Brandon Stanton

3. “Interviewing someone is a very proactive process and requires taking a lot of agency into your own hands to get past people’s general normal self-preservation mode.”- Brandon Stanton

4. “I don’t think there’s any better education than learning the intimate details of the lives of people who you most admire.” Brandon Stanton


[1] Brandon Stanton — Wikipedia. 2017. Brandon Stanton — Wikipedia. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 12 October 2017].

BrainyQuote. 2017. Brandon Stanton Quotes — BrainyQuote. [ONLINE] Available at: [Accessed 12 October 2017].

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