So Humans of New York (HONY) doesn’t require an introduction, but in case you haven’t heard of it, here’s the project’s site.
So with that accomplished, here is my note to its creator.
It’s natural for people to see your photos and wonder what they would say if they ran into you. Sometimes people express this thought in comments under your photos, and I’ve even seen one piece of yours where the subject’s quote was about his fear of having nothing interesting to say if he were ever interviewed by you.
So HONY, I am writing to you as someone who enjoys writing as much as I enjoy getting personal. I just want to say that I appreciate what you do, because there is an unseen part of your work that is just as important as these people, their quotes, and your portraits. That is, you know how to reach people on a personal level, and with your language, you know how to ask the right questions to prompt their responses.
You are incredible, your fame is well-deserved. Thank you for your work.
love, Caprice Cake