Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind one of the most popular photo blogs in existence, "Humans of New York" (HONY) has gain a reputation for extracting honest and heartwarming stories from the subjects he photographs.
One person created a perfect parody of Mr. Stanton's work.
Hamish Blake is New York City during the Christmas holiday and decided to post the following photo to his Instagram account while "waiting" to be photographed by Humans of New York:
Hamish had the following to say about his long wait:
So he did. In typical "HONY fashion" he posted the below image to his account with the perfect caption.
"I grew up on a ketchup farm in Mississippi. We would go out all day and dig up bottles of ketchup then sell them by the side of the road for 10 dimes, which most people just call a dollar now. It wasn't till I was 18 that my pappy told me there's no such thing as a ketchup farm, he was buying those bottles in town and burying them in the middle of the night just to give us something to do the next day. They cost him two dollars a bottle, so we were losing a solid dollar every bottle, plus the time spent digging them up and him sneaking out every night to bury them. After I found out I moved to New York to become a jazz dancer. I became a hit and danced privately for many well known celebrities and world leaders. I would sometimes dance quietly for Einstein in his study, he said it helped him think. I was dancing softly in the corner when he came up with the E equals Mc Squared stuff."
"You seem quite young to have danced for Einstein"
"You're very kind young man".
At the end of the day, it's all fun and games and we hope Mr. Stanton finds out about this and catches up with Mr. Blake to give him the true Humans of New York experience.