In 2012, Keith Allen created one of his earlier projects, The People are Interesting, in New York City.
This project was a combination of his love of people, production and photography skills, and linking human stories into media form. Links the project galleries can be accessed by clicking the images on your left and the project description is below. Enjoy.
We are fascinating. Each and every one of us. Everywhere, all the time.
The People are Interesting, is a social experiment to connect, express, and understand our humanity. It is an opportunity to reveal more about us than a first glance can. It is also a thought provoking look at our lives.
The first part of the project consists of four personal questions.
“When are you happiest?”, “What do you love most about yourself?”, “What do you struggle with?”, and “What are you afraid of?”
The final part of the project, “Compliments from Strangers”, connected to previously unknown people to one another. These strangers were asked to write a compliment about the other, based on first impression. They then exchanged white boards, receiving the other’s compliment, and posed for a portrait together.
As you view these questions and photos, I encourage you to contemplate your own personal responses. Are answering some of these questions confronting, insightful, or interesting? I also encourage you to compliment someone you don’t know when you have the urge. It is always appreciated.