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Photographer Captures Portraits Of People Trapped In A Crowded Train

Commuting during peak hours is always unpleasant.

In a series by Hong Kong-based German photographer Michael Wolf—entitled ‘Tokyo Compression’—features intimate portraits of those being uncomfortably trapped, in awkward positions, or pressed against the windows of the inevitably-crowded trains in Tokyo.

The photographs represent “chiefly the tragedy of the human condition. What you see is not the result of a natural catastrophe. Man is responsible for this himself—a dreadful system for people, and by people,” Wolf told My Modern Metropolis.

If you’ve travelled on a packed train before, or if you happen to be viewing this while on a crowded train, we feel you—at least you’re ‘not alone’ (pardon the bad pun!).

[via Michael Wolf]
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