COMMUTERS in NY

Earlier this year, NYTimes had an amazing series of photographs of visitors sitting across the table from Marina Abramovic at the MoMA (photos by Marco Anelli). I enjoyed the simplicity of this idea – people just staring at each other. I grabbed a 300mm lens and searched for a place where I would find a reliable stream of semi-captive subjects. I parked myself at a few busy street corners. During a red light, it was me and the driver. I was there by choice but for that moment, they had nowhere to go. Most of drivers were too busy to notice me but the ones who connected with me gave me some very interesting looks, I think partly because by directly acknowledging them I was stripping away the fake shield of anonymity and privacy that cars ostensibly provide for people.














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