It all started with this shot of Hamish Blake, one half of Australian comedy duo Hamish & Andy, on holiday in New York City. Instead of checking out the Statue of Liberty, eating a slice of NYC pizza or taking a tour of Yankee Stadium, Hamish was waiting on a street corner for the Humans of New York photographer to wander by.
Luckily for us, Brandon (thats the HONY guy) never turned up, and the world was treated to this lovely shot of Hamish, along with the best HONY-ish description.
“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”.
Oh Hamish. We love you.