21 March, 2005 • Express Train
42nd st/Grand Central ~ 6:10pm - Click for next Image

Photography © Travis Rusephotoblogs.orglisted

42nd st/Grand Central ~ 6:10pm

Rush hour traffic trying to get on the Express Train. Or off.

I've been nominated for an award in "Street Photography" and also "New Photoblog" of the year. You can vote my project here, www.photobloggies.org/. If you do stop by please be sure and check the other great photography that is up for recognition. Voting ends on the 28th.


  1. This picture really captures the spirit of confrontation that occurs in numerous small ways with every subway trip. The expression on the left side man's face is perfect, as are the shades of the fellow attempting to exit the train. I've been bemused for years by folks wearing sunglasses underground.

  2. Hey Travis, congratulations on your nominations! Especially, 'Street Photography' is a very competitive category and you made your mark. Best wishes.

  3. Interesting project, I recently saw a great photography book by Christophe Agou from New York all about the subway, it contains some great images.
    Interesting subject!

  4. ugh! i hate it when people don't move out of the way for others exiting the subway! (^_^)

    looks like your commute is similar to mine on a wednesday when i'm heading home from japanese class. i've always remarked on how the subway is a great way to see "life" on a day-to-day basis. it's even better to see it documented in this way. great site!

  5. have just come across your photoblog for the first time as a result of the 2005 Photobloggies and, as a result, have already voted for your blog within both categories you were a finalist in.

    good luck!

  6. Great shot, the 'dude' with the sun glassess looks as if he's about to do something cool as the doors are opening/closing. You caught a moment right out of a movie :)

    Congrats on your nominations man, well deserved!

  7. I love this picture. Especially after having to try and get on or off a train during rush hour, this is a great representation of the experience.

  8. Many a time have I been in the same position as the black guy with the shades...and I'm nowhere near as big as he is.

    BTW. I love wearing shades in the subway. It gives-off a kinda "don't fuck with me" vibe.

  9. I'm also fascinated with you subterranean, sunglass wearing, attitude sportin commuters. It just kills me. I also find it some how easier to photograph you. If I don't see your eyes I just figure you're sleeping. So there.... :) Thanks for the all the kind words!

  10. The dude wearing the shades looks totally badass. I really like the composition and how the dude facing the camera becomes the focol point of the picture because everyone else is facing the subway car.

  11. next time focus the number 42 ;) is more interesting..

  12. dear cracker t,
    your photographs in the subeway are incredibly beautiful, yet depressed me and made so very glad that i'm not a commuter and i do indeed own my life. you've lifted the myth and seem to have re-interpreted every idylic norman rockwell painting and bliss he tried to create. no-one is judged in your pictures, they all seem to be neighboors who don't know each other. aside from how the pictures make me feel, some of the compositions are truly amazing. so many layers and depth, and so many little one actor plays on the train with you.

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