A Photographer Spent 9 Years Documenting New Yorkers On Their Morning Commute. This Is The Result

Does your morning commute suck the life out of you?

Well it seems to do that to most people, and it’s pretty well documented! Danish photographer Peter Funch has been exploring how New Yorkers get through their daily commute in their native habitat for almost nine years and documenting their changes along the way.

From 8:30 – 9:30 am from 2007 to 2016, he stood at the corner of 42nd and Vanderbilt where he caught some very human moments. In his book, 42nd and Vanderbilt, from which these images are taken, you can see how New Yorkers go about their daily lives, many times even wearing the same outfits that they wore in previous photos, months or years ago.

The project provokes questions about the daily lives of ordinary people like; who are they? Are they happy? Sad? Does it matter? While the photos can be interpreted in a few different ways, the web bio itself takes a specific approach explaining that, “Funch’s photos act as a detached yet empathetic critique of this thing we call capitalism and the way we package and sell ourselves and how we make our peace with our lots in life.”

It’s pretty interesting. Take a look at a few shots from the website below:

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You can find more photos and information about the concept on the artist’s website.

Featured image and all photos: Peter Funch


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