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For Ronnie and Maura

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71 responses

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (15 Feb 2010):

    OMG, and there is even a camel hair double breasted coat.

  • Kathleen Mercado

    Kathleen Mercado (Deleted) said (15 Feb 2010):

    A wonderful candid shot, Alexis!:):):)

  • Ronnie Ginnever

    Ronnie Ginnever   said (15 Feb 2010):

    Wow, Alexis you certainly captured the subway as it was at that time. We no longer find that type of graffiti scribbled on the inside of the subway cars - it's a nice reminder of what was. I am honored and I thank you for dedicating this B&W to me and to Maura. I like being in her company.

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (15 Feb 2010):

    Most excellent capture...very realistic

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (15 Feb 2010):

    A lovely look back, wonderful capture. dp

  • John Darwin Kurc

    John Darwin Kurc said (15 Feb 2010):

    When NYC was cool.

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (15 Feb 2010):

    Alexis, what a captivating photo and the fact that you dedicated it to Ronnie....and, me - well, I am SO thrilled. Thank you, with much love, & a huge hug. You are wonderful ~ M :)

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster said (15 Feb 2010):

    Debrah, thanks very much for the spotlight - !!!!

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (15 Feb 2010):

    Film, film, film - you can see it, you can almost taste it :) Everyone in their own space, with their own thoughts. Your pov makes me feel like the voyeur I often am. Nice use of framing.

  • Minno Ramírez Terrón

    Minno Ramírez Terrón gave props (15 Feb 2010):

    real nostalgia!!!

  • Joerg Schlagheck

    Joerg Schlagheck   gave props (15 Feb 2010):

    This is so cool! A moment that passed so long ago, captured forever!

  • Llorenç Rosanes

    Llorenç Rosanes (Deleted) said (16 Feb 2010):

    It fascinates me to see these photos of the 80s. It fascinates me because I can go so far as to understand better your evolution towards the spaces, places, corners of transit. Presently you have deprived the spaces of human figures but nevertheless they are always present because without the action of the human hand these places would not exist. Your vocation in the 80 was more photojournalistic although also documentary. Any photo is a document. But in the today photos, the document prevails creating a file of worrying sceneries.

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    An outstanding slice of life image from back then.

  • Spectre Photo

    Spectre Photo gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    Wow!! This could tell a few stories..

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    "Start spreading the news"...

  • Mr. Martini

    Mr. Martini gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    classic!!!

  • Judy Wanamaker

    Judy Wanamaker (Deleted) gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    This would be a great entry to Fly on the Wall. Wonderful capture, Alexis.

  • Dianna Rojas

    Dianna Rojas gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    great content wonderful capture

  • Rich Klein

    Rich Klein gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    Wonderful!

  • Robert Carey

    Robert Carey gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    Awesome shot! This rocks!

  • Alexandra

    Alexandra gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    my how the subway has changed

  • A F

    A F said (16 Feb 2010):

    gotta love grain

  • Tim Peters

    Tim Peters   gave props (16 Feb 2010):

    What a great image!

  • Patrick Marella

    Patrick Marella gave props (17 Feb 2010):

    Excellent shot, beautifully done!

  • Gail Anderson

    Gail Anderson gave props (17 Feb 2010):

    Gosh Alexis... this is captivating! i love the details and light.

  • Michael Risenhoover

    Michael Risenhoover (Deleted) gave props (17 Feb 2010):

    Perfect!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (20 Feb 2010):

    Terrific shot, love the B/W and the composition..

  • Liz Malone

    Liz Malone (Deleted) gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    Fabulous tones and feel!

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (23 Feb 2010):

    Great capture

  • John Linton

    John Linton gave props (15 Sep 2010):

    Oh YEAH! Rad!

  • Kevin Kott

    Kevin Kott gave props (15 Sep 2010):

    My vote!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (16 Sep 2010):

    Back to vote :-)

  • Sonia Adam Murray

    Sonia Adam Murray gave props (18 Sep 2010):

    This is a brilliant entry and you have my vote!

  • Debrah Leonard

    Debrah Leonard (Deleted) gave props (18 Sep 2010):

    Back to vote on this jewel.

  • Judy and Wayne Wanamaker

    Judy and Wayne Wanamaker said (20 Sep 2010):

    BTV!

  • Karen K Smith

    Karen K Smith gave props (21 Sep 2010):

    Rad and excellent!

  • Yasmina Baggili

    Yasmina Baggili (Deleted) gave props (22 Sep 2010):

    it definitely rocks!! My vote

  • Tridibesh Sanyal

    Tridibesh Sanyal said (22 Sep 2010):

    What great shot. Yeah Voted.

  • Roxana Brivent-Barnes

    Roxana Brivent-Barnes   said (23 Sep 2010):

    No doubts my vote!

  • Michael Ellis

    Michael Ellis gave props (23 Sep 2010):

    BTV!

  • Maura Wolfson-Foster

    Maura Wolfson-Foster gave props (24 Sep 2010):

    Just love this Alexis....BTV ~ !!!!

  • dp *

    dp * gave props (26 Sep 2010):

    btv

  • Lisa Toboz Schreckengost

    Lisa Toboz Schreckengost gave props (26 Sep 2010):

    I love the black and white tones, and the look on the woman's face -- the whole photo tells a story.

  • Aelica

    Aelica (Deleted) gave props (28 Sep 2010):

    Fascinating picture! Voted!

  • Paul Lavallee

    Paul Lavallee gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    great moment & capture

  • Debbie Smartt

    Debbie Smartt said (29 Sep 2010):

    I love this!

  • Michele Randell

    Michele Randell gave props (29 Sep 2010):

    Back to vote!

  • Litz Go

    Litz Go gave props (30 Sep 2010):

    yah! my vote.

  • Eduardo Tajes

    Eduardo Tajes gave props (1 Oct 2010):

    Favorited and Voted! Great picture!

  • Joy B

    Joy B gave props (3 Oct 2010):

    YES!

  • jan-louise haller

    jan-louise haller gave props (5 Oct 2010):

    Feels like it could be any era...my vote !

  • Lynda Jeffers

    Lynda Jeffers gave props (6 Oct 2010):

    This is a great fly on the wall shot!! My vote!

  • jaume Morera Barreda

    jaume Morera Barreda   said (9 Oct 2010):

    Great photo!.

  • Jean Pierre Vacherot

    Jean Pierre Vacherot (Deleted) gave props (24 Oct 2010):

    Back to vote

  • Konrad Ragnarsson

    Konrad Ragnarsson gave props (25 Oct 2010):

    My vote my friend,great shot!!!!!!

  • Lêda Nardelli

    Lêda Nardelli gave props (25 Oct 2010):

    great!

  • Massimo Bardelli

    Massimo Bardelli   gave props (26 Oct 2010):

    Great entry, yeah my vote!

  • Dilshad Aroos

    Dilshad Aroos (Deleted) gave props (27 Oct 2010):

    Yeah! Rad!!

  • ! Mario Scattoloni ¡

    ! Mario Scattoloni ¡ gave props (30 Oct 2010):

    Da good-ole days of film....personally I don´t miss it...as its all good it only matters how one uses the tools available at the time.

  • Mark Gilliland

    Mark Gilliland gave props (2 Nov 2010):

    This is awesome!!! Voted for!!!

  • Chua Siew Peng(cherlyn)

    Chua Siew Peng(cherlyn) gave props (5 Nov 2010):

    A reality capture. Voted.

  • Anne Worner

    Anne Worner (Deleted) gave props (7 Nov 2010):

    My vote - didn't ride the subway back then, but the clothes, and the whole feel, takes me back, really back............

  • ajtiM

    ajtiM (Deleted) said (9 Nov 2010):

    great candid shot...yeah!

  • Vasileios Gretsistas

    Vasileios Gretsistas gave props (9 Nov 2010):

    yeah! Rad!

  • christa masters

    christa masters said (16 Nov 2010):

    classic 80's subway candid!!!! i lived in brooklyn from '87-'89....love the "inside" graffiti. voted!

  • Robin Perkins

    Robin Perkins gave props (25 Nov 2010):

    great shot, got my vote.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (27 Nov 2010):

    Excellent entry. My vote.

  • Erich Kesse

    Erich Kesse said (6 Dec 2010):

    Veronnica was worried. I mean, she was really and truly worried. The Number 1 train had stopped at Christopher Street. The doors of their car had just closed. And, there, taking a seat next to Jonny was a man singing a Donna Summer song. "Our Love", from her Bad Girls album. Veronnica recognized it. It was hotin '79. And, "Our Love" was even the theme song at her cousin Tony's engagement party.
    Veronnica and her girl-friends talked about Christopher Street. The surrounding neighbourhood was throbbing with gay men wearing tight cut-offs and tank-tops. They knew it as a place where good men went bad. They had usually taken the express train that thundered past this stop, but timing put them here today.
    "Dropping this line to give you peace," the lyrics seemed to mock her, "and to set your weary mind at ease..." Jonny was taking it well. He didn't seem to notice. That was the best way to ride the trains in New York, she thought, particularly on the lower East Side or north of Central Park. Of course, with all of the Spanish spoken above Central Park, it was easy to ignore comments and odd behaviour. But, this was Christopher Street; the song was in English; and, she couldn't help worrying that they secreted some subliminal message that would bring Jonny back here.
    Veronica just couldn't worry about that now. They were on their way to see Jonny's mother. She'd fallen badly and was recuperating in Saint Luke's Hospital. She stared dispationately off into the distance as she'd seen Jonny do. She was certain that her worry didn't show.

  • Maria Mutch

    Maria Mutch (Deleted) gave props (15 Dec 2010):

    This is so utterly fabulous, I can hardly stand it --such a great, confined capture. The faces! And the inky graffiti. Voted!!

  • Jim Ford

    Jim Ford (Deleted) gave props (21 Dec 2010):

    Super image....voted.

  • Mag TY

    Mag TY   gave props (2 Jan 2011):

    Great! Voted!

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