One In 8 Million Profiles The Residents Of NYC

The New York Times online have unveiled a fascinating audio series titled “One In 8 Million” profiling the diverse and opinionated denizens of its fair city.

The NYT Online explains of the project: “New York is a city of characters. On the subway and in its streets, from the intensity of Midtown to the intimacy of neighbourhood blocks, is a 305-square-mile parade of people with something to say. This is a collection of a few of their passions and problems, relationships and routines, vocations and obsessions. A new story will be added weekly.”

The candid audio recordings are paired with just as intimate black and white photographs that make for a beautiful insight into the eclecticism and ennui of modern urban life. Here are a few of our favourites…

Real life Hitch John Keegan is an actor fascinated by human behavior who hires himself out as a coach for men who want help meeting women.

Henrique Prince a 60 year old self-taught violinist and Subway Busker who leads the Ebony Hillbillies, a quartet that plays the Times Square subway station.

Michel Kramer-Metraux the 68 year old son of a French silk purveyor and director of men’s formal wear at Saks Fifth Avenue.

See/hear more “One In 8 Million” stories here.

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