Brooklyn-Based Photographer Hannah La Follette Ryan Has, For The Past 5 Years, Captured The Hands Of Passengers On The NYC Subway

Brooklyn-Based Photographer Hannah La Follette Ryan Has, For The Past 5 Years, Captured The Hands Of Passengers On The NYC Subway

In the days leading up to lockdown, she saw a lot of “hand sanitiser, disaster shopping and anxiety. When I took these photos, the public didn’t have much information about Covid-19 and you can see a fear of the unknown.” Continue reading »

Two Brothers Photographed Every Stage Of The NYC Subway Construction, From 1900-1939

Two Brothers Photographed Every Stage Of The NYC Subway Construction, From 1900-1939

Using cameras with 8-by-10-inch glass negatives,” the brothers “were assigned to record the progress of construction as well as every dislodged flagstone, every cracked brick, every odd building and anything that smelled like a possible lawsuit. Continue reading »

No Pants Subway Ride Around The World 2020 In Photos

No Pants Subway Ride Around The World 2020 In Photos
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It’s been 18 years since the wacky cats at Improv Everywhere — true to its slogan, “We Cause Scenes” — got the bright idea to take to the New York City subway sans slacks in the middle of January. Of course the concept caught on, and this year more than a dozen cities took part in “Global No-Pants Subway Ride 2020.” Continue reading »

Illustrator David Regone Shows All The Weird Things That Happen At The NYC Subway

Illustrator David Regone Shows All The Weird Things That Happen At The NYC Subway

Subway Creatures is a fascinating Instagram account that posts all the weird things, good and bad, that happen on the New York City Subway. Continue reading »

London Underground 1970-1980 By Mike Goldwater: Down In The Dimly Lit Tunnels, The Tube Was One Photographer’s Playground

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London Underground 1970-1980 By Mike Goldwater: Down In The Dimly Lit Tunnels, The Tube Was One Photographer's Playground

The first thing that strikes anyone who regularly rides on the London Underground is how clean it looks in Mike Goldwater’s photographs. Continue reading »

This Is A Tiny Hamster Rides Her Own Personal Subway Train

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In 2009, Brooklyn photographer Victoria Belanger took Edie, her tiny hamster for a ride on her own personal subway train. Little Edie wandered throughout the car, checked out the distinctive orange and yellow seats and even had a chance to peek outside before having to “stand clear of the closing doors”. Continue reading »

Stunning Vintage Photos That Capture New York’s Subway Since The ’80s

The Travelers. Brooklyn. Early 1980’s
Stunning Vintage Photos That Capture New York’s Subway Since The ’80s

Legendary New York-based fashion, documentary and street photographer Jamel Shabazz has been scanning the scenes of New York City for about 40 years now, reflecting its lifestyles, moods, fashions, and social struggles. Jamel Shabazz’s work goes far beyond photography, it is pure sociological documentation which has immortalized decades of New York City’s culture. Continue reading »

Commuters Around The World Went Pantless For The Annual “No Pants Subway Ride”

Commuters Around The World Went Pantless For The Annual “No Pants Subway Ride”
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The “No Pants Subway Ride” (previously) is an annual event where people ride the subway while they are not wearing pants. The event is organized by Improv Everywhere, and has coordinators in cities around the world. Continue reading »

There Is A Subway Lower Than Hell: The Superb Dark And Sinister Artworks By Vergvoktre

There Is A Subway Lower Than Hell: The Superb Dark And Sinister Artworks By Vergvoktre

Vergvoktre makes paintings in charcoal that feel like staring into the abyss. It’s as if the most harrowing, bleak black metal you ever heard became so powerful that it created tangible pieces of artwork with its icy, forlorn sounds. Continue reading »

New Surreal Paintings By Matthew Grabelsky Take The New York City Subway For A Wild Ride

New Surreal Paintings By Matthew Grabelsky Take The New York City Subway For A Wild Ride

New York City is sometimes affectionately (or disaffectionately) referred to as a ‘concrete jungle’, but for Los Angeles-based artist Matthew Grabelsky (previously) it’s more of a big cageless zoo. Using the New York City subway system as the setting for his work, Grabelsky paints surreal portraits of people who are seemingly normal from the neck down, but who have had their heads replaced by animals, both wild and domesticated. Continue reading »

David Bowie Homage Takes Over NYC Subway Station

David Bowie Homage Takes Over NYC Subway Station
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A huge David Bowie installation has popped up in an NYC subway station, as part of a wider exhibition dedicated to the late Starman held in the capital. Entitled “David Bowie is”, the event will run up to July 15 at the Brooklyn Museum and explores the artist’s creative process and innovation through various archives. Continue reading »

No Pants Subway Ride 2018

No Pants Subway Ride 2018
Prague, Czech Republic. Photo by David W. Cerny/Reuters

On Sunday, January 7th, 2018 thousands of people took off their pants on subways in cities around the world. In New York, our 17th Annual No Pants Subway Ride took place in frigid 17F degree weather and was spread out over seven meeting points and eleven subway lines. Continue reading »

Taipei Subway Cars Have Been Decorated To Simulate Various Sports Venues During The Coming Universiade In Taiwan

Taipei Subway Cars Have Been Decorated To Simulate Various Sports Venues During The Coming Universiade In Taiwan
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In a little over a month, Taipei City will host the 29th Summer Universiade Games, which will be held from August 19 to August 30, and to build excitement over the coming competition the interiors of the city’s mass rapid transit (MRT) trains have been decorated in themes to match some of the major sporting events of the games. Continue reading »

The Oddest Subway Station In China

The Oddest Subway Station In China

Chinese netizens have dubbed Caojiawan subway station on Line 6 of the Chongqing Metro as the “oddest station.”
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These Beautiful Photos Of Subway Stations Will Transport You From Your Daily Commute

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These Beautiful Photos Of Subway Stations Will Transport You From Your Daily Commute

“Honestly, I’m just really obsessed with looking at photos of metros,” says Montreal-based photographer Chris Forsyth. The photography student at Montreal’s Dawson College has been documenting the unique interiors of the Canadian city’s 68 transit stations, which date to the 1960s, for nearly two years. Continue reading »

No Pants Subway Ride 2017

No Pants Subway Ride 2017
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On Sunday, January 8th, 2017 tens of thousands of people took off their pants on subways in over 60 cities in over 25 countries around the world. In New York, our 16th Annual No Pants Subway Ride took place in windy 22F degree weather and was spread out over seven meeting points and eleven subway lines. Enjoy the video first and then go behind the scenes with our mission report and photos. Continue reading »

Subway Doodles Bring New Life To New York

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If you’re riding the subway between Brooklyn and Manhattan, there’s a chance you could become the subject of some very entertaining artwork. Ben Rubin, who runs a creative marketing studio called The Mint Farm, has been keeping himself and his social media followers entertained with a series of sketches created during his commute. Continue reading »

Transforming Subway Passengers Into Renaissance Paintings

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The British photographer Matt Crabtree is having fun transforming stolen photographs of subway passengers in London into beautiful Renaissance paintings. These portraits are created with a simple smartphone, used for shooting but also for editing. This amazing project entitled 16th Century Tube Passengers brings out the beauty from these mundane everyday scenes, capturing poses and looks with a certain poetry. Continue reading »

Stunning Oil Paintings Of NYC Subway Riders Reading Magazines… And All The Males Are Animals!

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Matthew Grabelsky’s ‘Underground‘ looks fantastic! His surreal/realistic oil paintings of NYC subway riders reading magazines (and kid’s books) are stunning with a twist… all males are animals! If only they had prints of some of these paintings, the whole show is too stunning to pick from, though Canal Street (tiger reading Car and Driver) is my current favorite. Continue reading »

Photographer Risks Life For Breathtaking Images Of New York City Subway Tracks

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At the dead of night, the photographer – known as Dark Cyanide – heads out to look for hidden gems, like abandoned stations, provisions and tunnels. His intriguing images feature vibrant streaks, graffiti, and tight framing – and by adding individuals to some to some of shots, he is also able to depict the incredible scale of some of the tunnels. 19 y.o. photographer admitted what he and his friends do is highly dangerous, illegal, and he does not recommend others attempt to explore such tunnels. Continue reading »

No Pants Subway Ride 2016

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The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event which was started in 2002 by Improv Everywhere in New York, the goal is for riders to get on the subway train dressed in normal winter clothes without pants and keep a straight face. Continue reading »

Artist Recreates Defaced Subway Ads

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Lydia Cambron is a designer working in objects and environments. Continue reading »

Stunning Photos Showing NYC Subway Cars Being Dumped Into the Ocean

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It’s not every day you see a series of photos clearly documenting someone with a front end loader pushing industrial waste directly into the ocean without any care of secrecy or stealth. Photographer Stephen Mallon captured this series of pictures over three years to document the unusual methods that New York City uses to dispose of its subway cars, but before you jump to conclusions, be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom, because this dumping has a secret purpose! Continue reading »

1946 New York Subway Photographed by 17-Year-Old Stanley Kubrick

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Before Stanley Kubric knew he was going to make some of the best sci-fi and horror movies ever (like A Clockwork Orange and cult indie classic The Shining), his first claim to fame came as a 17-year-old photographer for LOOK magazine. He took these pictures in the New York subway system over two weeks in 1946.
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The No Pants Subway Ride 2015 Around the World, Part 3

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People without pants arrive at a rail station during the annual No Pants Light Rail Ride organized by the Emerald City Improv group in Seattle, Washington January 11, 2015. (Photo by Jason Redmond/Reuters)
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