Monday, October 21, 2013

HUMANS OF BIRMINGHAM I - Samford University

If you follow me on Facebook , you know that I have fallen in love with Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind the wildly successful HUMANS OF NEW  YORK. He started out doing street in several cities but when he landed in NYC, he stayed and now his FB page and blog have blown off the charts. His book by the same name came out this week and when I got mine in the mail I read it from cover to cover. He has that fabulous way of connecting to strangers and I'll tell you, it's contagious. I'm not starting a new blog, heaven knows I can't keep up the two I have, but I"m up for a good challenge and Brandon's inspired me. I love his way of asking questions and interacting so......yesterday at Samford University I was out shooting with some students and found my first HOB ( Humans of Birmingham). I will never be as good as my new friend Brandon Stanton, but he is my new inspiration and I will share from time to time right here for you!



"What are you majoring in "
"Religion"
"What will you do with that degree?"
"I hope to do counseling or social work."

12 comments:

Cezar and Léia said...

Wonderful post dear Virginia! The portrait is adorable. :)
Léia

Janet M Kincaid said...

Nice.

King of New York Hacks said...

I dig it the most !! Love it V !!

Cath.H.C Photography said...

Nice !

This is Belgium said...

and you in turn inspire me to start a HOB (Humans of Brussels or Humans of Belgium)
just kidding:)

Luis Gomez said...

Love it! Great one Virginia!

Sandi @the WhistleStop Cafe said...

I am looking forward to all of your Humans of...

Dianne said...

I found you through Cezar and Leia
I adore them
Humans of NY and Brandon make my day
I hope you've seen the Nightline special and CNN report on Brandon

Love your first human, well done
Hope to see more and more

Deb Wood said...

I also read his book the day I received it. I will look forward to more HOB posts.

William Kendall said...

Terrific portrait, Virginia!

Virginia said...

I thank you all for your comments. I hope that my posts will make Brandon proud.

FancyHorse said...

What a wonderful idea! I'm not familiar with Brandon, I'll look him up.
You make such interesting portraits, I'm looking forward to more portraits with interviews!