Bob Mazzer has a wonderful collection of photographs of the London Underground, taken during the 1980’s. Here’s a brief description of how these images came to be:
“For a while in the eighties, I lived with my father in Manor House and worked as a projectionist at a porn cinema in Kings Cross. It was called The Office Cinema, so guys could call their wives and say, ‘I’m still at the office.'” recalled Bob affectionately. “Every day, I travelled to Kings Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt the tube was mine and I was there to take pictures.”
Photo Set 1
Photo Set 1
I love these little snippets and glimpses into others’ lives. Even though the clothing and hairstyles in these photographs are from three decades ago, I see in these images the same people I imagine today – couples, friends, and strangers, each riding from one destination to the next.
I love old photographs so much. So many different people, so many different paths. Perhaps never being able to know the full story is part of the attraction.
Portrait of the Artist, Seven Years Apart
A Quiet Moment at the LaSalle Blue Line Stop
Taking Chicago’s Blue Line, Completely In The Dark
A Man and His Tiger: Jackson Blue Line Stop, Chicago