Copyright 2005
James David Saul
All photographs in “NYC
Sub” are the property of
James David Saul.

Do not copy or reprodu...
information
- “nyc sub” was shot with a 2-megapixel
point-and-shoot camera.

- i spent about 30 hours riding and shooting....
start: sunday afternoon
elevated 161st yankee
near underground bronx to
manhattan express
under upper east side
bronx-bound 86th or so
saturday morning local
probably museum-going
friday evening brooklyn
near the elevated part of
the local brighton line
under upper west side
bronx-bound
saturday morning local
bronx-bound       local
near city hall terminal
early saturday
coney island-bound
via sea beach line
re: construction
saturday afternoon local
saturday morning
bronx-bound local
underneath midtown
bouquet man
in the same space
as orange juice girl
3-5 minutes later
sleeper 1: bronx-bound
near van cortland park
terminal sunday afternoon
sleeper 2: manhattan local
   culver line in brooklyn
saturday afternoon
saturday morning express
rockaway-bound in brooklyn
between bedstuy
and brownsville
early manhattan express
above bronx near wakefield
west end line in the 70s
coney island-bound
sunny saturday in brooklyn
city hall-bound
under midtown (50s-ish)
saturday afternoon
saturday morning under
upper manhattan bronx-bound
  to pelham bay park
obviously under 28-23
getting close to city hall
late saturday afternoon
rockaway
inbetween jfk and the ocean
sun shined saturday afternoon
local to manhattan in bronx
   near van cortland park
mid-day saturday
most likely 77th station on
uptown saturday side
overcrowded afternoon
re: rerouting
sunday afternoon sleepers
bound for city hall
in the south bronx
afternoon    light
        via
re: track work
near coney island
under the river
and over the bronx
  manhattan-bound
sunday express
downtown
under midtown
around 3 p.m. saturday
uptown
near noho
early saturday
over bronx
early sunday
uptown local
rockaway
near jay st
saturday morning
brooklyn express
downtown bronx sunday
   afternoon
local in bronx
and manhattan
downtown under midtown
late saturday afternoon
crowded re:rerouting
early morning
to rockaway
brooklyn express
between bensonhurst
and bayridge
  to manhattan
downtown
near grand central
late saturday afternoon
thanks
this book is dedicated to all riders of the nyc
subway. without you this book would have been
70 pages of rusty sig...
about the author
James David Saul is a photojournalist living in
Philadelphia. NYC Sub is his third book-length
effort. Ot...
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  1. 1. Copyright 2005 James David Saul All photographs in “NYC Sub” are the property of James David Saul. Do not copy or reproduce without permission.
  2. 2. information - “nyc sub” was shot with a 2-megapixel point-and-shoot camera. - i spent about 30 hours riding and shooting. - i didn’t talk to most people. i sniped photos incognito to capture the best moments i could. - the main focus is space inside of subway cars and how people orient themselves. - stand clear of the closing doors please.
  3. 3. start: sunday afternoon elevated 161st yankee near underground bronx to manhattan express
  4. 4. under upper east side bronx-bound 86th or so saturday morning local probably museum-going
  5. 5. friday evening brooklyn near the elevated part of the local brighton line
  6. 6. under upper west side bronx-bound saturday morning local
  7. 7. bronx-bound local near city hall terminal early saturday
  8. 8. coney island-bound via sea beach line re: construction saturday afternoon local
  9. 9. saturday morning bronx-bound local underneath midtown
  10. 10. bouquet man in the same space as orange juice girl 3-5 minutes later
  11. 11. sleeper 1: bronx-bound near van cortland park terminal sunday afternoon
  12. 12. sleeper 2: manhattan local culver line in brooklyn saturday afternoon
  13. 13. saturday morning express rockaway-bound in brooklyn between bedstuy and brownsville
  14. 14. early manhattan express above bronx near wakefield
  15. 15. west end line in the 70s coney island-bound sunny saturday in brooklyn
  16. 16. city hall-bound under midtown (50s-ish) saturday afternoon
  17. 17. saturday morning under upper manhattan bronx-bound to pelham bay park
  18. 18. obviously under 28-23 getting close to city hall late saturday afternoon
  19. 19. rockaway inbetween jfk and the ocean sun shined saturday afternoon
  20. 20. local to manhattan in bronx near van cortland park mid-day saturday
  21. 21. most likely 77th station on uptown saturday side overcrowded afternoon re: rerouting
  22. 22. sunday afternoon sleepers bound for city hall in the south bronx
  23. 23. afternoon light via re: track work near coney island
  24. 24. under the river and over the bronx manhattan-bound sunday express
  25. 25. downtown under midtown around 3 p.m. saturday
  26. 26. uptown near noho early saturday
  27. 27. over bronx early sunday uptown local
  28. 28. rockaway near jay st saturday morning brooklyn express
  29. 29. downtown bronx sunday afternoon local in bronx and manhattan
  30. 30. downtown under midtown late saturday afternoon crowded re:rerouting
  31. 31. early morning to rockaway brooklyn express
  32. 32. between bensonhurst and bayridge to manhattan
  33. 33. downtown near grand central late saturday afternoon
  34. 34. thanks this book is dedicated to all riders of the nyc subway. without you this book would have been 70 pages of rusty signs and blurry graffiti. thank you for giving this project life. thank you to everyone who has supported me during this project: housemates, classmates, professors, friends, family, and all other critics. special thanks to those with consistent feedback and comfortable sleeping arrangements. one last special thanks to insomniac labs. you know how we do. keep riding, friends.
  35. 35. about the author James David Saul is a photojournalist living in Philadelphia. NYC Sub is his third book-length effort. Others include The Bridges of Fairmount Park and Odd, Canada. James enjoys taking photographs, making music, and riding his bicycle. It is unlikely this will change anytime soon. If you have any questions for James you can send him an e-mail: jamsaul@gmail.com or visit his web site http://www.jamesdavidsaul.net

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