Hamish Blake Takes His Own ‘Humans Of New York’ Photo


Hamish Blake was a little disappointed after visiting New York. The Australian comedian said that he stood on a corner for more than 6 hours hoping that Brandon Stanton, the photographer behind “Humans Of New York,” would come by and take his picture.

When Stanton didn’t show, Blake decided to take matters into his own hands and create his own HONY photo.

Hamish posted the picture to Instagram, writing: “F this BS. I’ve been waiting on this street corner for about 6 hours now trying to get photographed by the @humansofny guy and I’ve got NOTHING. I’m giving this 10 more minutes and if he still hasn’t shown, I’m taking matters into my own hands…”

A photo posted by Hamish Blake (@hamishblakeshotz) on

Well, Hamish Blake was true to his words. A few minutes later he posted his own HONY style photograph, complete with a little story about himself.

Blake writes: “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.” 


Dan Evon

Dan Evon was born, raised, and currently lives in Chicago. He is the Editor-In-Chief at Social News Daily. Over the last six years Evon has helped build several web platforms to millions of monthly readers. Dan is an expert is social media platform building and a freelance content consultant specializing in trending, evergreen and news content.

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