41 Sublime Subway Photographs


A lot of us use them everyday, but don't stop to appreciate the many great photographic opportunities of subways. This collection of photos of subways will hopefully show that there is a photographic opportunity just about anywhere – even including those places you take for granted and may not think of as beautiful.

Hitchcock by Thomas Leuthard
Vertigo by Ricardo Liberato, on Flickr
NYC Subway E Train by NYCUrbanScape, on Flickr
Whhhhhiiiiiieeeeeeehhh… by Stig Nygaard, on Flickr
Epidemia de Pánico / Panic Epidemy by Eneas, on Flickr
Romance in the Subway by Jluigi morante, on Flickr
No sé si llevo 100 años aqui dentro by Eneas, on Flickr
Image by Mo Riza
Image by Benurs
Image by Ian Muttoo
Image by Zhipeng Ya
Image by Cem Ersozlu
Image by Tinou Bao
Image by Lali Masriera
Image by Osman Rana
Image by Poster Boy
Image by Kamal Hamid
Image by peter french
Image by Gritt Zheng
Image by squirrelbrand
Image by W H
Image by B K
Image by Matthias
Image by Mahsa Frn
Image by Edu Alarcón
Image by OiMax

About Author

Rob is the founder of Light Stalking. His love for photography started as a child with a Kodak Instamatic and pushed him into building this fantastic place all these years later, and you can get to know him better here.
Rob's Gear
Camera: Nikon D810
Lenses: Nikkor 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm f/1.8

I recently took a picture similar to the first one in Madrid’s subway. The problem was that to shoot from I did was forbidden. They deleted my photos and now I probably have to pay a penalty :s… I would like preserve the photo and show to you now, I think it was a good shot.

Use some data recovery software on your memory card! Though it will only work of you haven’t taken and pictures since…
I always get paranoid taking pictures in London, but we can’t let them win! It’s our right to document the world around us!

In Madrid (I think) take pictures in subway is allowed, but I shot from a not allowed place (near rail). I tried recover the photos with a special software, but I took more pictures after deleting and I overwrote the memory space associated to them :s.

Maybe my actuation was wrong… but I don’t think delete my photos was necessary…

Wow, this makes the world’s subway systems actually look clean and beautiful, lol. But really this is a very unique array of photographs. Some of these are very creative. Now I feel like I need to photograph some of the NYC transit system (now if only I can photoshop the rats out…)

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