The older man sits on a stool, his weathered face etched with the lines of a life spent working for the Boston, Massachusetts, subway system. He is lost in thought, his gaze fixed on a customer purchasing a ticket. He sits ready to assist, yet in his solitude, his body language speaks volumes of the routine and monotony of his job.
The photograph captures the man's facial expression and body slouch, conveying a sense of weariness and resignation. The stark black-and-white tones of the picture add to the sense of timelessness and the man's role as a constant presence in the subway station. This photograph is a powerful representation of the unseen and unsung heroes of public transportation, the dedicated workers who keep the trains running daily. It is a tribute to the hardworking men and women who keep the city moving.
© Dan Kosmayer, 2010