Each time I take the Metro in Paris I look at people and think – who are they, where are they going, what do they do in life? They often look lost in their thoughts: are they worried, are they thinking of a loved one? Most of the time though it seems they are dreaming about a better life… I hope I’m wrong and that most are just tired after a long day at work.

For those who don’t speak French the graffiti on the wall say: “Consume and shut up”, and “To be born, to consume, to die”.


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  • abefleur
    abefleuralmost 7 years ago

    I love this Douzy – a classic black and white image – like a scene from a film – really beautiful work.

  • Douzy
    Douzyalmost 7 years ago

    Thanks Deborah!! – Lol you’re just always around aren’t you!?? :))

  • jetsta42
    jetsta42almost 7 years ago

    great shot…love her expression

  • Charles Dobbs Photography
    Charles Dobbs ...almost 7 years ago

    I think the same too. What is going on in their life at the moment? Is it any better than mine? Are they struggling to survive as much I am? This is a never ending loop. Nice shot!

  • Scott Denny
    Scott Dennyalmost 7 years ago

    This photo is very dramatic. Excellent…I cannot express enough how awesome this is!

  • Kitsmumma
    Kitsmummaalmost 7 years ago

    I love people watching too. This is a great capture, love the women biting her nails and the way you have framed the shot, it is very atmospheric.

  • Patricia L. Ballard
    Patricia L. Ba...almost 7 years ago

    Wonderful shot, Douzy. Takes me back.

  • Douzy
    Douzyalmost 7 years ago

    Thank you all for your support! :)))

  • Al Bourassa
    Al Bourassaalmost 7 years ago

    Une belle image!

  • Geoff  Coleman - Landscapes
    Geoff Coleman...almost 7 years ago

    Douzy this is outstanding! The juxtaposition between the woman and the one in the advertisement couldn’t be better – particularly surrounded by that grafitti and with the “instant gratification” vending machine also in frame – beautifully composed this. And the use of b/w just accentuates the starkness of the theme and questions you raise. Brilliant work my friend. This has an added poignancy for me as in younger days I used to spray paint grafitti llike this on mainly cigarette advertising billboards to try and provoke just the kind of thoughts you’ve expressed here.

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