ADDITIONAL NOTES:since the nyc transit authority put the subway photo ban back up for vote with the MTA board, new york magazine put out the call for photographs taken of the underground between jan 10 - 12. photobloggers and amateur photographers seemed to descend into the tunnels of the city, (and the result was a last chance photo op.)
above, photos taken on jan 11th in the times square station. among many people who were captured, i got to have a few conversations with some strangers along the way:
1. amanda gephardt, 18, from queens, was waiting for her friend under 42nd street so they could go to a comedy show.
2. i ran into matt law, who was also out taking photos for the assignment. matt ended up getting a picture of me getting a picture of him.
4. harold jones on the S train. harold has been train operator for 14 years and with the MTA for 16 years. he was kind enough to pose for a few photos, and when i asked when his train had to leave, he said, "what? i control this train! don't you worry."
5. aliyah from brooklyn.
6. specals the clown (jason), who was working a tunnel with balloon animals because his $125 gig at a party was cancelled. he said it was rough... he'd only made $10-15 bucks. more photo ban info in the 9.27 comments here, at bluejake 12.18, at newsgrist, jan 7, and at straphangers.org/photoban.