Photographers always find beauty in different places. Be it crowded or not their eye always catches the beauty. As for street photographers, busy streets and subways have always been fascinating. In those places, they always find different sorts of beauty that we aren’t able to see.
For those photographers who love crowds, the New York Subway is a perfect destination. This gritty place always had been a place of news with many serious crimes taking place. And for Willy Spiller, a Swiss photographer, the subway had been nothing but an interesting place. Scroll down to see some amazing vintage photos of the NYC subway captured by him.
He has been documenting the subway starting from 1977 to 1984. The look of the subway at that time shows that it has been a place of terror. You can see the story of the subway through the eyes of a photographer.
Spiller has been photographing the subway while he was going for photo assignments. It was not that he was traveling around and photographing the subway. The photographs which Spiller has taken during the 70s and 80s are published in the book Hell on Wheels.
Thanks to Willy we are able to have a glance at the graffiti-filled NYC subway of the 70s and 80s. Have a look at the images and share what you think with us through comments.
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