HUMANS OF LONDON

Ask   Hi! I'm Ifeanyi Awachie, writer & aspiring documentary photographer. I studied abroad in London in the spring of 2013 (and blogged about it a ton) and at the end of the semester, I started Humans of London as a way of sharing even more of the city with the Tumblrverse--namely, its people. For one month, I randomly stopped interesting-looking people on the street and asked to take their picture. These are the results. Hope you enjoy them. :)

Another cute couple! Spotted near Leicester Square
"How did you two meet?"
"Work."
"What do you do?"
"We’re in the army."

Another cute couple! Spotted near Leicester Square

"How did you two meet?"

"Work."

"What do you do?"

"We’re in the army."

— 10 months ago with 2 notes
#humans of london  #London  #couples  #leicester square  #lgbt  #lgbtq 
It was so great meeting this couple. They are even cuter with each other in real life than they are in this photo. They were more than happy to stop and take a picture, and we ended up chatting for a while. 
"How did you two meet?"
"We met at LSE, though we only got together recently."
"Yeah, we were friends then. Well, actually, we weren’t even friends."
"We were in the same friend group."
Then they invited me to come buy a futon with them.

It was so great meeting this couple. They are even cuter with each other in real life than they are in this photo. They were more than happy to stop and take a picture, and we ended up chatting for a while. 

"How did you two meet?"

"We met at LSE, though we only got together recently."

"Yeah, we were friends then. Well, actually, we weren’t even friends."

"We were in the same friend group."

Then they invited me to come buy a futon with them.

— 10 months ago with 8 notes
#humans of london  #London  #couples  #LSE 
The girl on the right was the first person who had heard of Humans of New York. You go, girl!

The girl on the right was the first person who had heard of Humans of New York. You go, girl!

— 10 months ago with 5 notes
#humans of london  #London  #Humans of New York  #parks  #students 
"How’d you hurt your foot?"
"I was running and twisted my ankle."
"Do you run a lot?"
"Oh, I should explain—I was a bit drunk."

"How’d you hurt your foot?"

"I was running and twisted my ankle."

"Do you run a lot?"

"Oh, I should explain—I was a bit drunk."

— 10 months ago with 3 notes
#humans of london  #London  #students 
Spotted in South Kensington
Yes, that is fire coming out of his tuba.

Spotted in South Kensington

Yes, that is fire coming out of his tuba.

— 10 months ago with 4 notes
#London  #humans of london  #musicians  #busking 
My friend and I went into this man’s shop to buy postcards. At checkout, we decided not to buy stamps from him because they seemed a little overpriced. He insisted his stamps were the right price, but we argued that they weren’t. We could all feel the tension in the room. Then, the man backed down, apologizing and offering us a gift (free lighters), and we were all able to laugh about it. 

My friend and I went into this man’s shop to buy postcards. At checkout, we decided not to buy stamps from him because they seemed a little overpriced. He insisted his stamps were the right price, but we argued that they weren’t. We could all feel the tension in the room. Then, the man backed down, apologizing and offering us a gift (free lighters), and we were all able to laugh about it. 

— 10 months ago with 4 notes
#humans of london  #London  #Camden 
This guy was surprised when I asked to take a picture of him.
“I think you look great, that’s why I wanted a picture.” 
"Really? I look like a tramp from a bar."

This guy was surprised when I asked to take a picture of him.

I think you look great, that’s why I wanted a picture.” 

"Really? I look like a tramp from a bar."

— 10 months ago with 7 notes
#Humans of London  #London  #Camden 
This guy was the one who stopped me. He’s an aspiring rapper and was promoting his new album on the street.
"What’s the hardest part about doing this?"
"When it rains."

This guy was the one who stopped me. He’s an aspiring rapper and was promoting his new album on the street.

"What’s the hardest part about doing this?"

"When it rains."

— 10 months ago with 1 note
#London  #Humans of London  #Camden  #musicians