Brandon Stanton (aka Humans of New York) photographs designer and fashion Clarence De Vil at Lincoln Center.

I see Brandon often while walking around the city; it’s great to swap and share stories with someone who stays on the grind as much (er, more) than myself. HONY’s aesthetic scope is much wider than that of this blog, obviously, and yet his passion for interesting people, how they interact with and influence this city is virtually the same. Street-style and fashion bloggers (and other photographers at large) can often be competitive to the point of being unfriendly, and yet, Brandon’s openness and engagement are nothing short of legendary. When we see each other, our conversations almost always start with, “So, did you get anything today?”