Humans of Lentils was destined to happen - Lentil as Anything is a dynamic and diverse community, with a philosophy of providing “a place to share stories and hear the stories of others, to entertain or be entertained by one another’s skills or quirks” (from Lentil as Anything founder, Shanaka Fernando).
In 2016, Martin Vähk took inspiration from Humans of New York, Humans of Newtown, and other versions, to capture and catalogue the stories behind the people who make Lentils such an interesting and exciting place. As a passionate film photographer, he is also collecting beautiful portraits, which he will exhibit in 2018.
The blog provides a strong connective energy for the community situated within the Lentil as Anything restaurant and community space. Now the volunteers, staff, and regulars who we see every day, and our relationships with them, are enriched by celebrating their stories. Discovering our diversity and documenting our development - this is the story of Humans of Lentils!