It’s not the Metro. It’s not the Underground. It’s not even just a train. It’s the Subway. For over a hundred years, it’s been the blood and the veins of New York City. Suffice it to say, New York is not New York without it. It brings a personality and atmosphere all it’s own. I love to try to capture it. This is the first of what I am sure will be many posts with photos of the Subway.
I haven’t organized these in any way shape or form. Some I took with my iPhone. Some I snapped with my Nikon compact. Others I used my D90. I find that using the compact is best in the Subway because of ease of use, speed, and agility. Using the D90 is awkward and slow in the crowded spaces and the iPhone is just slow in general, especially composition wise. You only have one chance to get a moment, make sure you are ready with the right equipment.
The only commonality I included in all of these shots was the use of people. In a city this large individuality can be lost, but every soul has a story to be told. From their faces to the way they stand and walk. Discover for yourself what these stories have to say to you. It may be only a passing glance at them through the window as the F Train rips through the platform but they are there. You just have to look for them.
I want to pause a moment to discuss the photo below. I call it, “The Invisible Man” Blurry, offset, out of focus. It epitomizes how the world may view him. He clearly did not have much. What is his story? Perhaps, he jumped the turnstile just so he could have a warm place to sleep for a few hours…. Keep your eyes open and you may just learn something like I did: Just be grateful.
Quote of the Day
“If your photo is not good enough, you weren’t close enough.” Robert Capa.
Thanks again everyone! I think we are off to a great start!