On Waiting For Ideas (A Quote By Brandon Stanton)

Occasionally I’m invited to colleges and seminars to explain the story behind Humans of New York. I bring along a very amateurish PowerPoint presentation, which I’m constantly tweaking because I never quite know where to begin the story. That’s because Humans of New York did not result from a flash of inspiration. Instead, it grew from five years of experimenting, tinkering, and messing up. I always say that if I’d waited until I had the idea for Humans of New York, I’d never have begun Humans of New York.

BRANDON STANTON, IN HUMANS OF NEW YORK: STORIES