Photographs from a small group of islands
Feb 06 2015 11 Comments
2/6/2015 at 12:16 pm
I love all the black suits and shoes against the white of the train. Really cool picture. The woman to the left and the somewhat emotionless look on her face are great.
2/6/2015 at 1:04 pm
Thanks a lot!
Riding trains almost everyday, it’s easy to just switch off and not notice things around you. But the expressionless face on the woman seemed to match the often sterile atmosphere many trains have. Even this one, late at night after many people had been out drinking, was almost deathly quiet. Yet more than anything, it was the clear doors between the carriages that give the train an almost endless feel. A repetition not unlike most daily commutes.
2/6/2015 at 2:21 pm
You’re right. I didn’t really take that into account. That is really interesting now that you point out all the doors are open between the carriages
Akhmad Fathonih says
2/6/2015 at 2:28 pm
Not open doors, but transparent/clear doors.
I love that clear doors. Feels weird yet futuristic. I wish Keio line have one.
2/6/2015 at 3:50 pm
Yeah, clear ones. Seems to be a design change for some of the newer trains.
I know what you mean too. There is a futuristic element to them. Much prefer them to the older models.
2/7/2015 at 3:18 am
When I was a kid, we used to go into the car connectors to get ready to pull pranks, because if you stood just right, you couldn’t hardly be seen. I bet lots of folks did other stuff there too, so I can see why it might have been a design feature. One of the pranks we pulled was having a buddy streak a train, and he got undressed in the car connector.
BTW, we told him we’d take his clothes to the next connector, but instead we ran ahead of him through three cars, then dropped his stuff and got off the train LOL Yeh, we were jerks ^_^
2/7/2015 at 10:29 am
Haha, that’s funny. Always something comedic/entertaining about a streak. Would have been great to see the looks on people’s faces. And your mate’s when he found his clothes weren’t there. Brilliant!
2/6/2015 at 7:22 pm
Nicely done. Looks like a long walk from one identical carriage, to another, and another, then another………
2/7/2015 at 10:26 am
Cheers. Yeah, I like the almost mirror-like effect. Amazing how long the trains are in Tokyo, and how constant they are. Heaven knows how many people are shuttled about the city everyday.
Hans ter Horst says
2/8/2015 at 6:03 pm
Love the perspective! I’m amazed that not everybody is asleep yet.
BTW, I picked up the book â€œSubway Loveâ€ by Nobuyoshi Araki a few years ago that I would like to recommend to you; he got very close to his fellow passengers and frankly I don’t know how he got away with it, but it really captures the Tokyo public transport
2/8/2015 at 7:03 pm
Thnaks! I know. It was a late train too. Last one I believe. Or last but one.
Cheers. Not familiar with that one. Had a look online and the images look very interesting. Will be going past one of my favourite book shops this week and they have a big Araki collection, so I’ll see if they have it.