Men and Machines : Subway System : NYC

Men and Machines : Subway System : NYC

I was sad to see there was a fatal rail crash just next to the Harlem River coming in to New York. At different times both Matt and I have lived out in Westchester so we have both taken that line into the City down the river often. Its really sad that four people died and many others are very badly injured. It all seems closer because its on a section of line we know so well. The crash must have been on Matt’s mind too……… he just sent me this…….. something I shot for the MTA back in the days of film……. Images that reflect the complications and demands on the people maintaining and running New York’s amazing public transport systems….. you see them here maintaining and servicing the rolling stock and the track to make sure all is working and safe …… shot to show the integration of the people and the system they are running …….. when you think of all the movements of trains and subways and buses moving millions of people all day everyday its amazing there as few incidents as there are …… mainly thanks to these workers….. This is a Metro North accident not MTA …… But of course when public transport accidents do happen they are always devastating and totally out of the blue for anyone touched by them, so very sad. 🙁


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PS……. This is old school double exposure …… deliberately running the film through the camera twice…… Cheers Jez . :)))
Jezblog in New Mexico :))))) @ December 4, 2013, 12:39 am
I was wondering how this is done its an odd technique does not give you clean distinct 35mm shaped shots? It is interesting. Why did
they want it done like this?
kathy K @ December 4, 2013, 12:55 am
Why?? Its art hehehehe……. :)))))))) Its for a massive display at the MTA HQ ……. we have stuff throughout the whole building :))))))))))
jezblog in New Mexico :))))) @ December 5, 2013, 3:53 am
Great pics from the archive Jez to illustrate a rather sad story…. On a slightly techical note though did you ever get the slipping advance sprocket problem sorted on that F3? Íž)
Paul Close @ December 4, 2013, 5:39 am
I think you just flick the Bachman Turner Overdrive switch and it takes care of all sprocket issues 🙂
Matt @ December 4, 2013, 10:28 am
F5’s baby :))
deliberate loading to get the same spacing as at the top or slightly different so as to get weird merginging images with
no end ……. hehehe ……. slipping sprocket…….. huh…….. its always best to claim ‘art project’ hehehehehe…….. cheers bro Jez
PS…… 700 miles and a pile of pictures in New Mexico ……. in 2 days…… I am about to crash out and get up again in 3.5 hours for a
6AM flight ……. my vision is gonna be like the slipping sproket view :/ :))) XXXXX
Jezblog in New Mexico :))))) @ December 5, 2013, 3:45 am
(Reply to Matt and Jez)… Yes those sprockets and gears were a little knackered on the cover of ‘Not Fragile’ probably
came out of Jez’s F5 (I stand corrected on the Nikon F body number… Didn’t know you ever had 5’s)…. Trip sounds awesome…. For a client or for yourself?
Paul Close @ December 5, 2013, 6:09 am

Ooooohhhhh…a bit of graphic design on Jezblog.
Hope all is well.
Harv.! @ December 4, 2013, 3:31 pm

We are getting all arty on u bro……… you should see this displayed……. its giant on the walls of the MTA HQ ( Mass Transit
Authority in NYC bit like TFL Transport for London) it looks pretty cool …….. its been up for 10 years already …… the last
photographic display they had was up for 70 years so it should be up a while more hehehehehe………
Cheers bro Jez XXXXXXXXX
jezblog in New Mexico :))))) @ December 5, 2013, 3:50 am
Smart arse is what I say…..hee,hee.. Old `un, but golden Hope all is good Bro
PaulS @ December 4, 2013, 3:47 pm
This really is a hit and hope technique but sometimes it works…….. hehehe….. with the emphasis on the sometimes……
Cheers bro Jez XXXXXXXXXXX
jezblog in New Mexico :))))) @ December 5, 2013, 3:52 am
Snow in New Mexico … 0600 AM Wheels up Albuqueqe … The O .. In the 0600 … Is for 0 my god it’s early … :/ :)) XX
Jezblog New Mexico @ December 5, 2013, 8:36 am

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