Faces From The Past

Faces From The Past

“Elevated” , a mosaic by artist Jean Shin at the 63rd station of the new Second Avenue Subway. It depicts people from an era when an Elevated train was still running high above Third Avenue in New York City.

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The Joy of Balloons

The Joy of Balloons

One of the mosaics “Perfect Strangers” by artist and photographer Vik Muniz at the 72nd street station of the new Second Avenue subway line in New York City.

Windblown

Windblown

MTA employees surrounded by flying paper, from Sarah Sze’s “Blueprint for a Landscape” mural at the 96th street station of the new Second Avenue Subway in New York City.

The Commuters of 2017

The Commuters of 2017

Escalator at the 86th street station of the brand new Second Avenue Subway in New York City.

Into the Bowels of Manhattan

Into the Bowels of Manhattan

Travellers heading down into the 86th street station of the new Second Avenue subway in New York City.

E Pluribus Unum

E Pluribus Unum

“E Pluribus Unum” or One Out Of Many, the traditional motto of the United States. Let’s not forget that out of many peoples, races, religions, languages, and ancestries has emerged a single people and nation, and let’s hope that this nation will not forgo this principle in the coming year. This image is of the brand new 86th street station of the brand new Second Ave Subway which opened today Jan. 1, 2017.

Unsung Heroes No. 2

Unsung Heroes no. 2

Technicians who keep the trains running, at work in the 125th street subway station.

42 Degrees of Separation

42 Degrees of Separation

In their own universes at Grand Central subway station, New York City

Low Headroom

42nd Street subway station, 8th Avenue, New York City.

42nd Street subway station, 8th Avenue, New York City.


Fujifilm X100T

The Journey Up

Recording the way up on the escalator of the Hudson Yards Subway Station

Recording the way up on the escalator of the Hudson Yards Subway Station


Sony RX100 III

Steps and Curves

The new Terrence Cardinal Cooke - Cathedral Branch library and subway entrance at 52nd street and Lexington Avenue in New York City.

The new Terrence Cardinal Cooke – Cathedral Branch library and subway entrance at 52nd street and Lexington Avenue in New York City.


Fujifilm X100T

A Literary Subway Entrance

The new Terrence Cardinal Cooke - Cathedral Branch library and subway entrance at 52nd street and Lexington Avenue in New York City.

The new Terrence Cardinal Cooke – Cathedral Branch library and subway entrance at 52nd street and Lexington Avenue in New York City.


Fujifilm X100T

Trains And Automobiles

On the Williamsburg Bridge, New York City

On the Williamsburg Bridge, New York City


Panasonic GX7 with the Lumix 35-100mm f2.8 lens

Beam Me Up, Scotty

The oculus of the Fulton Center transit hub

The oculus of the Fulton Center transit hub


Olympus E-P2 with an Olympus 9mm body cap lens.

Curved Space

The Fulton Center transit hub, Fulton Street, NYC

The Fulton Center transit hub, Fulton Street, NYC


Olympus E-P2 with the BCL-0980 9mm f/8.0 bodycap lens

Fulton Center

Fulton Center subway hub, New York City.

Fulton Center subway hub, New York City.


A three frame panorama taken with the Ricoh GR and merged in Photoshop

The Oculus

Oculus at Fulton Center, the newly opened Fulton Street subway hub.

Oculus at Fulton Center, the newly opened Fulton Street subway hub.


A compilation of three frames taken with the Ricoh GR and merged in Photoshop

A Commuter Vortex

Fulton Center, the new Fulton Street subway hub in New York City. A two-frame panorama with the Ricoh GR

Fulton Center, the new Fulton Street subway hub in New York City.


A two-frame panorama with the Ricoh GR

If You See Something…..

Grand Central subway stop, New York City

Grand Central subway stop, New York City


Ricoh GR

The Lone Piper

From the Highlands of Lincoln Center. Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens

From the Highlands of Lincoln Center. 

Olympus E-M5 with the m.Zuiko 17mm f1.8 lens

Rector St.

Rector St.

Panasonic GX7 with a Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

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The Climb out

Bowling Green subway station, which a little over a week ago was flooded. Kudos to the MTA to get service restored so quickly.

Bowling Green subway station, which a little over a week ago was flooded. Kudos to the MTA to get service restored so quickly.


Olympus TG-1

Caught Cheating

"Life Underground" - sculptures by Tom Otterness in the 14th St. and 8th Avenue subway station.

“Life Underground” – sculptures by Tom Otterness in the 14th St. and 8th Avenue subway station.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

Caught Napping

"Life Underground" - sculptures by Tom Otterness in the 14th St. and 8th Avenue subway station.

“Life Underground” – sculptures by Tom Otterness in the 14th St. and 8th Avenue subway station.


Olympus OM-D with the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens

The Coney Island Express

Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue subway station (also known as Coney Island Terminal) It is one of the world's largest above-ground terminal facilities, and is the most energy-efficient mass transit facility in the United States.

Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue subway station (also known as Coney Island Terminal) It is one of the world’s largest above-ground terminal facilities, and is the most energy-efficient mass transit facility in the United States.


Panasonic G3 with the m.Zuiko 12mm f2.0 lens.

Critical Distance

Separated by a red seat on R train, New York City

Separated by a red seat on R train, New York City


Olympus E-p1 with the 17mm f2.8 pancake lens.

A Toast From the Underground

"Life Underground" by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.

“Life Underground” by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.


Panasonic G3 with the 20mm f1.7 lens

Subway

Mannequins keeping watch at the subway entrance on Broadway in lower Manhattan, New York City

Mannequins keeping watch at the subway entrance on Broadway in lower Manhattan, New York City


Olympus Stylus Epic, 35mm f2.8 lens, Fuji 800 press film.

An Underground Reader

"Life Underground" by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.

“Life Underground” by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX.

Meet Mr. Money

"Life Underground" by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.

“Life Underground” by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX.

Mr. Money meets Commuter

"Life Underground" by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.

“Life Underground” by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX.

Life Underground

"Life Underground" by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.

“Life Underground” by Tom Otterness at 14th Street and 8th Avenue subway station, New York City.


Olympus OM4T, Zuiko 50mm f1.4, Kodak TriX.

The Commuters

A crowded platform at the Brooklyn Bridge subway station in New York City

A crowded platform at the Brooklyn Bridge subway station in New York City


Olympus “Pen” E-p2 with the Lumix 14mm f2.8 lens.

A Divided World

59th street and Lixington Avenue subway station, New York City

59th street and Lixington Avenue subway station, New York City


Olympus “Pen” E-p1 with the m.Zuiko 17 mm f2.8 pancake lens.

Welcome to SEPTA

Philadelphia Metro station 8th Street and Market Street.

Philadelphia Metro station 8th Street and Market Street.


Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8, Fuji Superia 400 xtra.

The Waiting Game

Newsstand at the 66th street Broadway subway station in New York City

Newsstand at the 66th street Broadway subway station in New York City


The vendor waits for a customer while the commuter waits for a train at the Lincoln Center subway station on 66th st. and Broadway, New York City.
Olympus E-p2 with a Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

A Golden Shave

Jewelry shop and barber shop at the Lexington Avenue Subway entrance at 86th street in New York City.

Jewelry shop and barber shop at the Lexington Avenue Subway entrance at 86th street in New York City.


Buy gold and have a shave while you’re at it
Olympus “Pen” E-p2 and the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens

Platform Shoes

Atlantic Avenue & Pacific Street Subway station, Brooklyn, NY

Atlantic Avenue & Pacific Street Subway station, Brooklyn, NY


Olympus E-p2 and the Lumix 20mm f1.7 lens.

Tunnel Vision

53rd street and Lexington Ave subway station

53rd street and Lexington Ave subway station


Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm, f2.8, Fuji Superia 400

The End of the Tunnel

Getting to the exit at the 53rd Street Subway Station, Lexington Avenue, New York Cit

Getting to the exit at the 53rd Street Subway Station, Lexington Avenue, New York Cit


Of all the cameras I currently own, The Trip 35 is absolutely my favorite. The ease of use, quality of lens and ability in low-light continues to amaze me. Here is a quick shot as I moved toward to exit at the 53rd street subway station on Lexington Ave in New York City. Under extremely challenging light, the Trip, on manual exposure at f2.8, loaded with Fuji Superia 400, gave me an interesting and moody image.

Into the Bowels of Manhattan

Heading down at the 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue subway station, New York City.

Heading down at the 53rd Street and Lexington Avenue subway station, New York City.


Taking a break from my snow in Central Park shots until maybe the next storm, which might hit the city tonight. In the mean time I’m continuing to explore the possibilities of low-light photography with the Olympus Trip 35 set on manual at f2.8, which causes it to fire at 1/40 sec – perfect for low light using 400 ISO film.
This was shot while riding down the escalator at the 53rd S. & Lexington Avenue subway station in New York City.
Olympus Trip 35, Zuiko 40mm f2.8 @1/40 sec., Fuji Superia 400

The Wait

Borough Hall subway station, Brooklyn, NY

Borough Hall subway station, Brooklyn, NY


An example of unobtrusive subway photography with the Olympus Pen E-p1 and the 17mm Pancake lens.

To Pelham Bay

On the IRT train to Pelham Bay, New York

On the IRT train to Pelham Bay, New York


The OM-2n with a small and lightweight sharp Zuiko 40mm f2.0 pancake lens is a perfect street photographers tool. Here is a shot I took unobtrusively by pre-focusing and taking it without looking through the viewfinder. It takes a little practice to judge the right angle and I had to straighten it a little in Photoshop, but otherwise this is how it came out of the camera.

Taken with an Olympus OM-2n and a Zuiko 40mm f2.0 lens on Ilford XP2-400 film.

Speeding to my destination

New York Subway, New York City.

New York Subway, New York City.

Taken with the Olympus Pen E-p1 and the Zuiko 17mm pancake lens through the front window of a subway train as it is pulling into a station. I set the exposure at 1/8 sec to get some of the movement, and underexposed by one stop to bring out the colors.