Australian Comedian Captures His Own Humans of New York Portrait

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Here’s something lighthearted: While in New York City, Australian comedian Hamish Blake decided to create a parody of photographer Brandon Stanton’s Humans of New York portrait. “Unable” to snag a feature through Stanton’s camera, Blake decided to take matters into his own hands with a #hamishsofny shot.

“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”. @humansofny #hamishsofny

A photo posted by Hamish Blake (@hamishblakeshotz) on Dec 12, 2014 at 12:39pm PST

Stanton should broadcast this photo out to his 2.2 million Instagram followers just to see what the reactions are like.

Comedian Tyler Fischer tried his own parody of HONY earlier this year, but that one was accused by some as being “mean-spirited” and “a light version of identity theft.”

(via Imaging Resource)

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