1/200s, f/1.2, ISO 800, 85mm
I have been returning to the subway for my latest shots. I came across a Walker Evans book the other day and wondered what I might add to the long tradition of metro photography. Evans took a series of subway portraits in the late 1930s. I was struck by how similar the facial expressions of today's subway riders look compared to the ones I saw in the Evans book. However, the clothes and accessories and the diversity of the straphangers have changed profoundly in the 70 years since Evans took his photos. If there's one place where New Yorkers from all walks of life come together today, it's the subway. My goal is to portray the 2010 New York subway through timely and revealing images.
I have included a slideshow of some of my recent subway shots below.
Posted by Jens Schott Knudsen at Friday, April 16, 2010