Subway passengers captured like 16th century paintings

If you ride the subway to work or school, you probably encounter different types of people. Some of those people are tourists who don’t speak very good english (although some people who speak english don’t do it well either). Then there’s that whisper-fighting couple where you catch every fifth word of their heated argument. And then there’s the guy who brings his bike, and that co-worker you really don’t want to talk to.

You can discover those people and others on the London Underground as well. You won’t however see anybody from the 16th century. Not unless you’re Matt Crabtree that is. He sees them all the time. In his series titled 16th Century Tube Passengers, Matt secretly takes photographs of unassuming subway passengers while travelling on the Underground.

“All these shots are taken, retouched and sent from my phone,” writes Matt on Facebook. “Capturing the most of mundane commuter moments with a quiet, classical beauty.”

Take a look at his pictures of subway passengers below to see what I mean.

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You can also view more of his collection here.