Photographer Reimagines Subway Commuters As 16th Century Paintings

Photographer Reimagines Subway Commuters As 16th Century Paintings
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A U.K. artist is turning his secret portraits of train riders into recreations of classical artwork

Laura Yan
  • 20 june 2016

U.K.-based photographer Matt Crabtree‘s latest project, 16th Century Tube Passengers, reimagines the despondent faces of subway riders as subjects of classical paintings. In fact, the whole creative process goes on during his underground ride: Crabtree surreptitiously snaps portraits of commuters on his phone, edits the photographs and then sends them out from the train.

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