9 December, 2005 • Express Train
M train ~ Union Street ~ 9:15am - Click for next Image

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M train ~ Union Street ~ 9:15am

Talk about courage! This was taken as we ratttled down some of the bumpiest tracks in Brooklyn.


  1. At first I thought you were talking about the courage of taking the actual photo, then I understood using a sharp pencil on a bumpy ride... great shot.

  2. This is an unbelieveable image. It is honest, pure, and above all human. I love that you're showing all that so strongly.

  3. The composition is perfect because it makes your eye explore the image. Each element is pointing to something else which keeps your eye from leaving. Well done.

  4. No way! That's not courage that's nuts!

  5. i love this. Colour combination, and her rings!

  6. damn thats pretty close. she had for sure a pretty perfect makeup afterwards :D. courage any way!

  7. This is so awesome! You are already forging into bold territory. Beautiful trimvirate of composition. Lots of interesting things to explore, not the lease of which with all the makeup jewelry and fur, her hands are unmanicured. Not what I would expect.

    And......I can see into the future....who she will be 50 years from now. My local friend Margie, hands all crippled by arthritis with multiple rings on every finger!

  8. I love it too. I've seen this before in the London tube and been there myself. Some mornings are just too busy. A very intimate moment but yet it has to be done before leaving the underground..... I agree with Nick, very honest and human.

  9. You're extremly talented I looked at your photographs from the last 5 months, and I will keep on going backwards, because they are beautiful, and sensitive. It can be looked as if it would be an underground exhibition of people every day, or a sociological study on Brooklyn or as you like. I really like these pictures. Keep on!

  10. i love your photography, its so pure.

    i was just wondering how you take the pictures on the subway, do you ask people for their premission, or do you just take pics... and if you just take the pictures how do you hide your camera/not make it so obvious??

    thanks for your wonderful pictures and i hope you will be able to help me with my questions.

  11. This is one of the most beautiful portrait I have seen in ages, and at first sight I thought you had change topic. When I read it has been shot in the subway, I couldn't believe it, I like it more.

  12. Travis, how do you get these incredibly sharp shots if you're only shooting at 800 most of the times? I shoot in the subway once in while (at 1600 w/ a CanonD10) but I never get anything as focused as you're producing. Usually I have to wait until the train stops at a station.
    Please, please enlighten me. thanks.:)

  13. nice and intimate

  14. Nice colors and textures, nice portrait/capture. (There is also a sort of ugh factor!)

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