This wide angle shot is remarkable. As someone who has spent a decent amount of time on public transit, I can feel the energy within this train car. There is a strong tension from end-to-end and it can be seen in the faces of the passengers. Some have annoyance, others are tired, some have lost themselves in daydreams. Whether it is not wanting to be so close to strangers, hating one’s job, or general stress over life, it emanates from this image. The stiffness in the body postures combined with the straight lines of the subway’s structures heighten the tension.
Thank you to Peter Cigliano for sharing this photo with creative commons.