Photographer Captures Uncomfortable Images Of Commuters

Having to ride the train home after work is bad enough, but when you are crammed so tightly into each car that your face is smashed up against the window the ride home becomes a trip straight to hell.

Photographer Michael Wolf decided to capture images of commuters at their most (de)pressed, all hope lost and face pressed to the glass, in his series entitled Tokyo Compression.

The images are at once uncomfortable and undeniably humanistic, and something anyone who has been forced to ride on public transportation in a major city during rush hour can relate to.

Link  --via DesignTAXI

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Been there, done that. The key to avoiding being crushed on the train is to stay away from the doors (which involves planning, but can be done).
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Yes, I have a few tales from the Tokyo subway myself. But as a big, blondish European male, I think that I was given a few extra centimeters of space, so I can't complain.

But I find these pictures oddly moving.
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NeeserJanuary 13, 2012 at 11:30 pmEach time I come back and look, I see a new photo that I didn't really see' beorfe. This time it was Kinkhab's photo of the woman holding the child. Subtle, but grows on you, if that makes any sense??
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