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Subway Hardcover – 1 Oct 1986
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Subway, is an exceptional collection of photographs.
The printing and binding of this book is of exceptional quality and the size is just the right balance for being able to really see the images while not being too big to easily hold and view.
In terms of the images within this collection, they are just superb. Davidson takes you right into the dark heart of the New York Subway system of the late 70s early 80s, and you are plunged into the melee along with all the other poor suckers taking the train. Some of the images are so striking they elicit a real physical response - friends have literally gasped at the more hardcore images, but there is beauty in there as well, and despite the raw feel to these pictures, they're also clearly carefully considered and expertly taken by a photographer at the top of his game.
Amazon's current price is very good - I would suggest you don't hesitate - buy it.
As for amateurish images, I don't think so. If you are a street photographer you will appreciate how much work and effort has gone into this, absolute masterpiece.
However arguably the technique gives a griminess which fits the filth of the subway, but is heavily overdone in my opinion. His technical management of balancing flash with daylight is poor and he could do with opening up his mental and mechanical aperture and allow some light in.
The blacks he achieves are truly black and there is not one single image that does not have this 'charcoal light' even the broad daylight images. At times a beautiful and at times just dull cerebrally and photographically.
Buy this book for the bravery of his approach in a dangerous environment, despite my crticism a valuable documentary with a few awesome images.
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