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Thursday, December 10, 2009

Stealing A Nap, Underground

Asleep on the subway, NYC
Photo by myself on the subway, somewhere underground.

A fashionable New Yorker naps for a brief moment. Over her shoulder, a poster about pan handlers on the subway.

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Yet another photo of an innocent New Yorker, caught while getting a little shut eye. Purse is wide open, earbuds in. The subways are our living rooms, after all.

At home the other night, Mark looked over my shoulder. I was tweaking some images. 'What, another of those? You like those.'

I can't help myself from taking candids. They are spontaneous and take a little courage, especially on moving trains full of passengers. To me, people look their best when they are caught in the moment, without their guard up.

ps: Very soon, I will be posting a weekly photos on another New York site. More about this, later.

Related posts: Sleeping on the Job, Sleeping on the D Train and A Much-Needed Nap.

8 comments:

Olivier said...

belle composition avec le portrait derrière

Washington said...

Hi Kitty. I am a big fan of your candids. Cities don't change so fast, that's why I believe candids are a better testimony of history.

elsiee said...

pure serenity perfectly captured - just lovely!

Torilpia said...

Great picture .. :o) Must be fun being able to take such shots :o)

Lily Hydrangea said...

The suspense is killing me-I can't wait to see where you will be sharing your photos next!

Lily Hydrangea said...

PS Don't listen to Mark about the candids-just keep doing what your doing!
sorry Mark...

street art said...

Hi Kitty,
I love your candid's too. I am also interested in what that poster says - I can't read it - what is the kind of change the homeless can really use?

Kitty said...

Thanks Olivier!
I love the poster there, too.

Hi Washington
So true. I agree, photographing people brings the city to life.

Thanks dear Elsiee!

Hi Torilpia
ha, my palms sweat when I do such things but there is some fun in it.

Ha, thanks Lily!

Hi Street Art
There are a few posters in this series, sponsored by the NYC Dept. of Homeless Services:

'Give the homeless the kind of change they can really use... Working together, we can give the homeless quarters of a different kind.'

For their website, click here.