Janus van den Eijnden captures something you'll rarely notice standing on a New York City subway platform, a conductor. The portraits are a moment of solitude in the madness of aNYC Subway car barreling by, giving a new humanizing look into these trains. Van den Eijnden started the series during a 2008 trip to New York pulling inspiration from Bruce Davidson's Subway photographs of the 1980's. An interesting look at the people that help an annual 1.7 billion commuters.
From the photographer: “What I find so interesting about the New York subway is that it can be a place of total chaos but also of total tranquility,” van den Eijnden tells Co.Design. “I’m looking for that moment when the drivers didn't pay any attention to me or their surroundings. When they’re lost in thought, those are the strongest portraits in the series.”