Human Postcards is an ongoing series of 60 second video portraits, capturing the inspirational and often powerful messages of everyday people from around the world.
Since starting in 2015, we have produced over 150 unique postcards in multiple countries. Each postcard is one minute long and focuses on a single idea or aspect of a person’s life.
The idea came in 2014 while we were working in London. Every day we walked along Oxford Circus and saw a man in a human billboard costume advertising a golf store. We wondered what he was thinking as he stood there being passed by thousands of people, and if we could capture his story in a format which all of these busy people could enjoy, to change their perception of him.
As we started to film, we realised that the project was growing to be more than something about unnoticed people, and that everyone has stories, lessons, and dreams to pass on.
For more information on our contribution to the project, please watch our TEDx Talk here.
Human Postcards is funded from our own pockets and the kind support of our donors. If you like our content and would like to see more, please consider supporting us here.
Human Postcards is produced by a team of two passionate individuals; Nora & Arie.
Director / Producer
My passion in life is to learn from others by observing and listening. As a child I would collect stories from people the way kids collect seashells. Nothing could stop my curiosity. Languages became a tool to open more doors.
With time, my need to share stories and create connections led me to become a story teller. Being a part of Human Postcards fuels this passion, by capturing these moments for others to experience.
Arie van der Poel
Sound Engineer / Producer
At my day job, you’ll find me hinged over a mixing desk in a recording studio or concert venue. Working with Human Postcards gives me the chance to stretch my legs, meet new people and listen to awesome stories from around the world.
Special thanks to Ella Egidy for designing the beautiful Human Postcards logo and also for her contribution to the project.