Mass Transit PDA

Mass Transit PDA

I took this one night I was coming home late from work. Taking photos in the Métro is quite a challenge especially with a point and shoot. It’s just so dark and I try to be discrete about it since rumors are that security isn’t keen on it. Though the low light invites these motion blur shots.

This is another photo that was featured elsewhere. Thomas-Bernard Kenniff at Spacing Montréal asked to use it for a post he wrote about “”L’amour au dernier regard/ Love at Last Sight” which discusses those fleeting connections we make in the big city. And how people try to recapture some of those connections through modern day personal ads on the internet.

I find it kinda funny how the combination of the couple, the train, and the tunnel is reminiscent of the final subliminal scene of North by Northwest.


~ by Frank on October 19, 2007.

4 Responses to “Mass Transit PDA”

  1. Did you ever see the movie “Sliding Doors?” It’s a movie that splits in two — one half follows what would have happened in a young woman’s life if she caught the train, the other half follows what would have happened if she missed the train. Very interesting premise, and an excellent movie. Gwenyth Paltrow and John Hannah are fantastic.

  2. I love those tunnel effects… Even those kissers can fell it….. 😉

  3. Cathy: I’ve heard of it, but haven’t seen. I think I may have even heard of it from you. At the moment we’re stuck watching TV shows on DVD, but maybe someday we’ll return to the video store and check it out.

    Thanks, Pierre-Léon.

  4. I love this shot.

    Since photo/video school, I’ve been curious as to why we would be prevented from taking photos in public/semi-public spaces. I just do it anyway, but that has meant learning to evade security.

    Why do they get to stop someone from taking a picture when an overhead video camera is constantly taking moving photos of us?

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