In 1981 I left for New York with 50 dollars and a one way ticket, leaving behind a job as a photographer for a Dutch Magazine. I was bored with the fact that Amsterdam was getting more and more depressing, caused by clashes between squatters and police. Also the magazine was sending me out on assignments that were all quite identical. I was 27 and I wanted to see more of this world. The idea […]
I really love to photograph people in subways, trains and buses. It is much harder to not attract their attention as you have seen in the previous photograph, but people are really locked into themselves as they travel. They are aware of being watched and instead of contacting others they withdraw and there is some sad beauty in that.