Nothing says like zombie apocalypse quite like abandoned pictures of places usually thronged with crowds. James Whatley’s blog Empty Underground does exactly what it says on the tin, and is the fruits of five years of his snapping those moments when he found himself alone on the Tube. He experiments with both the kinds of photographs he takes, but also with the atmosphere he captures; at times creepy and unnerving, at others serene and beautiful.
While we’ve seen projects featuring de-peopled underground stations before, what I really like about this is that it is rooted in reality. James hasn’t ventured into the network after hours; rather these are those incredibly rare chance moments when London’s arteries are not overrun by frazzled commuters, dawdling tourists and chatty drunks. Moreover the pictures give us plenty of chances to marvel at the little architectural touches that make the Tube so special.
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