Urban Transit

Taking urban transportation is an invitation to meet the people of a city.  Packed together, we struggle to find a place to sit or stand, grabbing hold of  a stranger when the train abruptly stops. Today, most riders are absorbed by their phones - it can be a sea of headphones and screens.  All ages are gathered together, ranging from seniors to young parents balancing their children and backpacks on their laps. It’s often a cordial ride.  Occasionally, there is a disruption; when that happens, a camaraderie develops amongst the passengers that is palpable.

For me, as a street photographer, travelling on local transit is paradise.  With each station stop, new subjects enter and leave. I cherish these moments and the visual opportunities they present.