Bob Mazzer: Photos of the London Underground in the 1980’s

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.

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