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Someone's just published a London version of Humans of New York

Matilda Egere-Cooper

Unless you’ve miraculously shunned all forms of social media over the last decade, there’s a strong possibility you’ve spotted the heart-warming stories and photos that make up Humans of New York – a brilliant project by street photographer Brandon Stanton that's been going since 2010. It inspired London photographer Cathy Teesdale to start her own version via Facebook two years later and voila – Humans of Greater London was born. She's now put together her favourite snaps from her page in a brand spankin' new book. 

'Humans of London' is a collection of over 250 snaps of people from all walks of life. In typical HONY fashion, photos are accompanied with short stories about everything from dressing as a tomboy to living as a refugee in the capital. Here are a few more of our favourites.

Danie in Hackney: 'I'm very, very spiritual, and sometimes just a guitar solo can do it for me. Mick Ronson, who was David Bowie's guitarist, had this amazing ability - his playing sounds like the energy I would make it I wasn't in this human shell.'
Cathy Teesdale
The Rainbow Loom Gang - Mustafa, Hassenin, Ben and Ali in Acton Town: 'We've been making these rubber bracelets and necklaces for three days. It did get quite boring, but then it got exciting again when we came out here to sell them on the street and got chatting to lots of people. We're doing really well.'
Cathy Teesdale
Reece at Pride, June 2015: "My twin brother is gay as well and he likes to dress up too, although he's not quite as passionate about it as me, and we've got two other brothers who are straight. I'm lucky. My family's really accepting. Yes, you do get some grief but you take the good with the bad. I think the world's getting better at accepting all sorts of people for who they are. We just need a little more peace and love and we'll get there.'
Cathy Teesdale

You can find more stories from the capital's characters on Cathy's Facebook page or Tumblr – or grab a copy of 'Humans of London' by Cathy Teesdale is out now by LOM Art. 

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