Capturing Life in Tokyo’s Subways
Posted on November 25, 2012
A lot of people take public transportation to reach their destinations, whether it be to and from the office, school, or a simple breakfast with friends.
What happens, though, if transportation services are not enough for people who commute every day?
People stuffed in trains like sardines!
Michael Wolf, a German-born artist, has been taking pictures in Tokyo’s subways for the past 15 years. Every time he clicks his camera, the feelings of people inside the trains are captured.
“I spent 20 days [Monday to Friday] every morning from 7:30 until 8:45 at the same subway station shooting portraits of people on their way to work.”
The images create a sense of discomfort as his victims attempt to squirm out of view or simply close their eyes, wishing the photographer to go away.
Well, here are more of Wolf’s photos that speak for themselves.