Saturday, January 11, 2014

Slo-Mo Video: Waiting For The Subway

Photographer Adam Magyar did a slow-motion, panoramic video of New Yorkers waiting for the subway at 42nd Street and Grand Central Station. At one of the busiest stations in this vast system, the subjects stand on a crowded platform, all together, all self-absorbed. Magyar sees them as "an endless row of living sculptures brought together by the same subway line, the same direction, the same intention of taking the train to get caught and carried away by the urban flow. All their motions slowed down, they are graceful..." Watch this striking depiction of an everyday scene underground:


Michael J. Mand said...

Whenever I stand on a subway platform and look around, I can't help but think that there is an interesting story behind each of the faces I see. I've never acted upon my curiosity, but I often wonder if there is, in the words of Tevye, a "vast eternal plan" that placed all of us together at this particular time. I think too much.

Jeff Tone said...

While I do think that we're all together on a subway platform by coincidence, I do agree that everyone has an interesting story. Our friend Mark says, "Every life is epic."