On my recent trip to Prague I especially enjoyed the nice Metro-Stations!
They seem to provide the perfect ground for black and white photography with all those clean and streamlined architecture in it.
They also give me a space to create minimalistic street shots and the challenge to blend those busy strangers into the environment.
With this Blog-Post I want to share some of my favorite “Underground-Shots” from Prague 🙂
For me it was the first time visiting Prague which came with the extra-challenge of totally not understanding the czech language 😀 But it was kind of refreshing to shoot in a totally different location which gave me more of a foreign city-feel. Sometimes it feels like my everyday life environment always looks boring on photographs to me because I know this place so well… I’m pretty sure you know what I mean 😉
After buying one of the pretty cheap 24h public transportation tickets (4€) we went down the super long and steepish escalator. Those got me pretty dizzy all the time as the prague metro is located far far beneath the ground.
The suited man on the escalator just seemed to be the perfect subject. I like how the staircase-tunnel gives the picture a fluidly round character and flow 🙂
Shooting at ISO 1600 with the Fuji X100t worked pretty well for me in these dark stations. I had to push the exposure a little bit in post processing to get some dark details back but this also supported the look that I wanted for these pictures.
A central part of metro and subway-stations is of course waiting… A pretty perfect thing when it comes to searching for a nice photo-subject 🙂
I’m currently processing many photos from my trip to prague so there will be some more updates… Also featuring the overground part of the city 😉