Posts Tagged ‘subway’

Video: Photographing the ‘Most Beautiful Subway System in the World’

St. Petersburg-born photographer Alexander Dragunov has found his niche in the photography world, photographing the surreal, beautiful — and often empty — subway stations of Sweden’s capital in a project titled Stockholm Metro.

Oftentimes looking like something straight out of a sci-fi film, these caves-turned transportation hubs create mind-bending compositions when lack of commuters and symmetry gets involved.
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Photo Project Captures People’s Reactions to Someone Falling Asleep on Them on the Subway

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The New York City subway can be a cold place, metaphorically speaking. Headphones, cell phones, that one Seamless ad they’ve no doubt already read 600 times, whatever their approach, people go to great lengths to avoid communicating with the other people in the car.

So what happens when one of those people breaks, not only the unwritten rule against talking, but touching! How do people react on the subway when a complete stranger falls asleep on their shoulder? Read more…

Creative Photo Series Turns the Paris Metro Into a Literal Zoo

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The metro in almost any city can be a metaphorical zoo at times. But the Animetro series by photographers Clarisse Rebotier and Thomas Subtil takes that concept to a much more literal place. Read more…

Stainless: Mesmerizing Super Slow-Motion Footage of People Waiting for the Subway

Slow motion video is often mesmerizing, whether it shows creamer being poured ever so luxuriously into coffee, or a dog shaking off water. But the super slow motion series Stainless by photographer Adam Magyar put all of those to shame. Read more…

Slices of Life: Commuters Framed by the ‘Gap’ Found in Subway Stations

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Framing passersby with light and shadows is a pretty common technique in street photography, and one that we’ve featured a number of times in the past.

Singapore-based photographer Weilun Chong frames his subjects with something that’s a little more concrete — literally. His “Please Mind the Gap” project features portraits of subway commuters framed in the gaps they’re told to mind.
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Blast From the Past: Take a Trip on New York City’s Subway System Circa 1905

In the past, we’ve had occasion to share some great color film footage that showed London and the UK as a whole all the way back in the 1920s. We’ve even shown you some stateside footage shot by a French tourist in the 1930s.

The latest bit of historical footage we’ve come across isn’t in color (unfortunately), but it does show a New York City staple right after it was first built: The New York City Subway System. Read more…

MIOPS: Smartphone Controllable High Speed Camera Trigger

MIOPS is a new smartphone-controlled camera trigger that combines all of the features photographers want in a high-speed camera trigger into one convenient device.

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Couple Captures Selfies at Each of the 118 Subway Stations in Manhattan

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Want to know how long it takes to visit every single subway station in Manhattan? Answer: It takes about nine hours.

That’s what young couple James Doernberg and Kai Jordan found out last week when they visited each of the 118 stations in the system, snapping a self portrait at each stop.
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Photographer Documents Berlin’s Unique U-Bahn System One Line at a Time

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Kate Seabrook is an entirely self-taught Australian photographer who fell in love with the art of picture taking after laying her hands on her first DSLR in 2009. For the next couple of years, she made a name for herself photographing Melbourne’s underground music community, but when she moved to Berlin in late 2011, something entirely different caught her eye — the U-Bahn system. Read more…

Commuters Instagram Flip Book Captures One Year on the NYC Subway

Here’s an interesting project by multi-media journalist Rebecca Davis that captures what you might witness while riding the New York City subway over the course of one year. It’s a ‘flip book’ put together using Instagram photos of everything from the bored commuter to the intimate couple. Read more…

Photographer Snaps Surprised Reactions After Shouting Words on Subway Trains

Thai photographer Benz Thanachart caused quite a stir in his country this past summer with an unusual photo project titled Smartphone. For each photo, he boarded a subway train, screamed a completely random word, and snapped a photograph to document the passengers’ startled reactions. The photograph above was captured after Thanachart shouted “Fried egg!”
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