Waiting for the Subway

Adam Magyar captured New Yorkers standing on the the platform at Grand Central station with a slow motion camera.

(Thanks Jen)

5 Comments leave a comment below

  1. I absolutely love this.
    BUT…… as one of us who has stood on gajillions of subway platforms, I don’t buy it.
    For starters, only one person looking at a handheld device? Maybe I’m on the wrong platforms….or aybe this is pre-Candy Crush.
    But that said, again, it really is lovely and mesmerizing.

  2. It’s not a slow-mo camera, actually it’s a slit camera.

  3. Love this. The beauty of it and thinking about all the stories embedded in those face makes me want to sit down and draw.

  4. not slow motion, it’s a slit-scan camera (imagine combining a flatbed scanner with a camera lens which captures 1-pixel width of image at a time). This is important to note because of the artist’s own emphasis on his process, building his own cameras and programming software.

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