UNDERCITY New York City urban exploration w STEVE DUNCAN, dir. Andrew Wonder (by Andrew Wonder)

Better Out Than In

For a street artist, the street is the gallery. Banksy’s October show on the streets of NY. Hurry, or the pieces may be modified or completely painted over.


Stanley Kubrick, “Life and Love on the New York City Subway (Couple Sleeping on a Subway)” (1946)/Courtesy collections of the Museum of the City of New York.
“Stanley took thousands of images for Look Magazine between 1945 and 1950,” Phil Grosz, from SK Film Archives, told me. “He sold the first image at age sixteen.” The Museum of the City of New York writes, “Many of the shots are candid portraits of people seemingly unaware of any camera, perhaps indicating the use of some sort of spy or buttonhole camera.” 


This week, Photo Booth will be taking a look at pictures of the New York subway, often by artists with bodies of work devoted to the subject.


I don’t think there is anywhere else in the world that exposes you to so many cultures and different walks of life in one sitting than a New York Subway train.