subway series

april 18th
6:58 am
last car
broadway irt local #1 
79th street

its interesting
 to see
 how the crowd changes
 day to day

 i take this shot 
every morning
 i step into the car 
as the doors are closing
 i try to be casual about it
 not be noticed
 some mornings
 i get away with it
 some mornings
 i am busted
 some mornings
there's someone
 right into the lens

 not in this morning!


  1. I think Abe Lincoln is sitting on the right.

  2. I REally enjoy this series!

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  3. When I used to travel by public transport to work I'd see the same people every morning.

  4. I wondered if anyone every asked you about it...

  5. You and Aimee are on the road to work at the same time Daryl..did you see your necklace on her latest blog, she loves it! This image in the train series looks fab in B&W..

  6. I love subway shots. And it's interesting you take them at the same time every day. Did you see the film "Smoke" with Harvey Keitel and John Hurt? If you didn't, you should. He's a tobacco shop owner who takes a photo of the same street corner every day. That's not, of course, the main storyline.

  7. The black and white adds such an intensity to this random scene.

  8. Everyone looks deep in thought.
    Love your subway shots! xo.

  9. Fun shot again. You will tell us if anyone says something, won't you!

  10. Lots of legs including some nice ones.

    I haven't figured out how to take pics without getting busted with a phone. I can do it with my "big" camera because I can rotate the viewfinder up and people don't take notice and with my analog cameras.

  11. This is exactly how I envision the NY subway on any given day.

  12. The last time I was on the subway I had my son and his then-girlfriend from Oregon. They really didn't want to take the ride but I insisted so they would get a real taste of NYC. The car was loaded and we were packed in like sardines. We took one look at eachother and burst out laughing...probably because they were so freaked out about the whole thing. Needless to say, no one batted an eye at the three tourists. Absolutely love this shot!!!

  13. i wonder how many of the characters may be the same?

  14. Always different and always the same...I love your subway series:)

  15. Catching up, so forgive the lateness of a reply on this photo you had to know I would like! And I do. So thanks!

  16. I agree, black and white is the only way to go here. I admire your courage; I'd be afraid of offending or angering someone. It's the Midwest in me, I suppose.


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