Photos Showing the Lines and Symmetry of Subway Stations

German student Hans Findling has some interesting architectural photos captured deep underground in subway stations around Europe. The images, snapped in Germany, Austria, and Spain, are generally devoid of the hustle and bustle you usually find inside a metro system. Findling chooses to focus on capturing the eye-catching patterns, lines, and symmetry built into many parts of these stations.

If you’d like to take your own “post-apocalyptic” photos inside a subway station, you can try either using a neutral density filter and super-long exposure (which effectively erases passers-by), or snap a ton of photos and then use software to only select the static portions (which also removes people, trains, etc…).

For other people-less photo projects, check out Silent World and emptyLA.

You can find more of Findling’s work over on Behance.

Update: As commenter Tahir points out, not all of Findling’s photos are straight-out-of-camera. The last photo in this post appears to be mirrored.

Image credits: Photographs by Hans Findling

  • Tahir

    The last one looks like a mirrored picture. There’s too much symmetry even in small details.

  • Michael Zhang

    Hmm. You’re right.

  • Tiago Thedim Dias

    If you look at the text on the tablet on the right side, it’s backwards.

  • danorst

    @missunderground on instagram takes amazing picture like this everyday

  • BK

    yeah, would love to do this in Melbourne but unfortunately you’ll get detained by your friendly Metro thugs and then fined and convicted

  • Dave

    Good catch. You would think if they were going to mirror image it, they would take the time to flip the sign around and remove the couple flaws so it wasn’t so obvious. Sloppy.

  • Killabit

    and @fabienb too (London and Paris)