Weekend Wonderings

My two favourite things (bar Andy and Emmi, and mini-eggs, obviously), are books and photography. Which explains why I love The Underground New York Public Library. It’s a simple concept – the person who runs the blog is capturing candid images of people reading on the underground in New York. I guess you could say it’s voyeuristic, and some may doubt the ethics of taking pictures of people who don’t know that their pictures are being taken, but for me, there is something so magical about capturing people’s emotions as they read.

Go, check it out. Here are some of my favourites:

PS thank you Anna from Skin and Blister for sending this link to me yonks ago!

Categories: Books, Weekend Wonderings, Written By Clare
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  1. Posted April 27, 2013 at 8:02 am | Permalink

    Oh this is awesome. It’s like the sartorialist but a million times better. And those photos are good! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Katie
    Posted April 27, 2013 at 10:18 am | Permalink

    The bloke in the second photo down is yummy. You could cut paper with those cheek bones. Thank you Clare.

  3. Posted April 27, 2013 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    Fantastic photographs, some could quite easily grace a page of a glossy NYC magazine. It is fascinating people watching on the tube, even better when you’re on holiday and can people watch to your heart’s content whilst peering over your own book! Have a great weekend everyone x

  4. Lara Blue
    Posted April 27, 2013 at 12:47 pm | Permalink

    Those photos are great- surprisingly good quality considering :)

    I have a friend that takes this a step further by putting in earphones to pretend that he’s listening to music but actually he’s eavesdropping on fellow passengers!
    He said that no-one thinks you’re listening to them when you’re wearing headphones or have earphones in….
    Now I suspiciously watch everyone wearing them to try and work out if they’re actually listening to music!

  5. Posted April 27, 2013 at 1:04 pm | Permalink

    Love this, the looks in the people faces! I want to know what they are reading!

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