For years, photographer Brandon Stanton has been approaching random New Yorkers for spontaneous photo sessions and interviews, compiling them into his blog—and later book—appropriately named Humans of New York.
With almost 5 million Facebook fans, he’s developed a loyal following of fans eager to see what kind of insightful knowledge and stories of incredible experiences New Yorkers have bottled up inside.
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While his blog is named for The City That Never Sleeps and all its inhabitants, it’s not uncommon to feature tourists. Though we think he may have found the best “tourist” of all last night at the 2014 Met Gala—Breaking Bad star Bryan Cranston!
“She still gets giddy when she sees a firefly,” the 58-year-old gushed when asked what his favorite thing about wife, Robin Dearden, was.
Bryan and Robin met filming Airwolf—on which he played the “villain of the week” and she played his unsuspecting victim. They tied the knot in 1989 and welcomed their first and only child, a daughter named Taylor in 1993.
Brandon’s technique for getting the passionate and candid responses during these interviews involve asking the most simple questions—but getting the most sincere and genuine responses—in a way a more traditional interview sometimes fails.
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In a 2009 interview with Redbook, the Emmy winner confessed his wife complained he was “more romantic” when they were still dating.
“It’s not within our wiring to think of romance. We do that because we know our women want it,” he explained. “But, in a way, isn’t that more romantic—doing it for the specific reason of pleasing your spouse?”
Hey—we don’t think you have any problems with romance!
Updated: May 6 – 2:50 PM EST
Bryan wasn’t the only one to feel the love from Humans of New York photog Brandon. On behalf of Vogue, he captured—not only photos, but also raw emotions—from other stars at the event, such as Chrissy Teigen and John Legend, Anna Kendrick, Neil Patrick Harris and David Burtka.
See what they had to share.