You’re talkin’ to me…. or more to the point You’re “not” talkin’ to me…."
Riding the subway I finally managed to capture a cool snapshot of a New York moment. The position of the figures and that fact that no-one is looking at anyone else is amazing. I love the positions of the figures and their separateness and I think this picture depicts the mood and greyness of the subway. It’s also a bit of a Tony Soprano attitude…

Comments

  • Melody
    Melodyover 7 years ago

    You’re so right about the subtext here. They almost look “placed” in this shot, as if they’re actors waiting for the “Action” directive! It’s a fabulous moment of life you’ve captured and I also appreciate it for the red and white stripes and the yellow bobbles…Greatness, Paul:)

  • kseriphyn
    kseriphynover 7 years ago

    This is a cool shot. It tells such an excellent story.

  • Amanda J Slack-Smith
    Amanda J Slack...over 7 years ago

    Why is it that subways have all the charm of a public toilet? It’s not wonder commuters respond with the aggressive body language. Great shot.

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 7 years ago

    Thanks for the great comments – and yes Melody, you know I’m a sucker for those graphic hard edge red and white stripes…

  • Paul Louis Villani
    Paul Louis Vil...over 7 years ago

    Excellent work Paul. Captured the moodiness and subliminal “alone-ness” perefectly, love the blur and framing too!

  • noahs
    noahsover 7 years ago

    looks like the guy on the far right is trying too hard not to look at the camera, other than that great photo!

  • eon .
    eon .over 7 years ago

    Hi Paul, I lived in NY for 14 years It looks NY ish…It captures the look…Cheers SteveH.
    By the way

    I got an email today that I have shared with a few Bubblers. If you know anyone who might like it please pass it on
    http://www.saatchi-gallery.co.uk/yourstudio/

  • victor
    victorover 7 years ago

    beautifull the picture just sits there, can’t beat real life.

  • Trinx
    Trinxover 7 years ago

    nicely framed Paul, I fancy a bit of graphic edge in my photos aswell. cool how you managed to capture them determinately ignoring the camera, i find it genuinly hard to do in Melbourne. Great shot!

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 7 years ago

    Thanks for the comment Tom – as you can see the main man, I call him Tony Soprano doesn’t look to happy – ah the excitement of capturing the moment!

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