Posted on June 13, 2019
Black and white images can be SO powerful! This subway portrait was taken with My iPhone and edited in the amazingly powerful app Snapseed.
Posted on December 8, 2018
This photograph was taken in the Porter Square subway station Cambridge, Mass. When the trains let out, the long escalators are filled with travelers.
There is a great mural of old fashioned trains on the ceiling over the people. I very much liked the conrast between old and new modes of transportation.
Posted on July 31, 2018
In todays’ digital age a lot of people, including me, place a good deal of stress on just getting noticed. Sure the photo above is an arresting image but if that’s all it is, that’s not enough.
If I told you that I was watching this guy from the time he got on the subway for a chance to take his picture. However, because he didn’t look overly friendly I wasn’t sure I could do it without a possible altercation.
I came up with this plan. Since my seat was right next to a door, if he got off before I did, there was a chance a picture could be snapped while his attention was on stepping off the car.
As luck would have it, he did leave one stop earlier then I and although he caught a quick glimpse of my little Ricoh GR camera he got off the car without incident.
A little more context never hurts. Thus ends the lesson.
Posted on April 21, 2018
There’s not much that can be said about this except it breaks your heart.
Posted on April 20, 2018
I’ve often found, when taking pictures in the subway, one of the best places to be is on the platform just outside an open car door right before it closes. What’s going on here, stage left? Who knows, but the major figures are arranged as if they were in some sort of play.
Posted on December 24, 2017
Maybe it’s because it’s almost Christmas?
Posted on November 2, 2017
The door of the subway car was just about to open and this couple was poised to get off. However, from the look on their faces it was not going to be a stress free experience.
That’s the great thing about street shooting. Observing the thousands of situations in this city’s daily life that have mystery and drama to them yet can’t be fully understood.