I don’t really know what possessed me to take this shot. Must have been at least 1:00 in the morning, returning back to my hotel room in Beijing after a very long day of shooting. Waiting for the subway to arrive (which is extremely punctual in Beijing), I noticed how clean and immaculate everything around me. I also noticed how still everything around me was, including those who were waiting with me. I just had to do it! I knew I would miss the train, but I also knew that there was another one coming in exactly 7 minutes!
By the way, this is how most of their subway stations look; clean and shiny (not just at 1:00 am), and painted with subtle colours. Difference is, at 1:00 am there are only those hard working people that perhaps are either going to work or coming back from work (and there aren’t too many of those), and then there are those idiots who have been up for the last 19 hours walking all over the city trying to capture all that we can then travellng back to our hotel rooms with cameras and tripods in hand only to get up again in about 4 hours and do it all over again for the next 10 days!