Underworld

Toma Moisii & Veronica Siretanu, 2011

Many of us travel with the subway on a daily basis.

The Metro is definitely one of the greatest inventions of the twentieth century. Because of its efficienty to transport you from point A to B in a record period of time, the subway has come to be regarded as the nervous system of each major city on the Planet. But the subway is more than that. Over time, it has been always there for us, at 10m below the ground. It offered us warmth during the hard winters and coolness during the hot summers. It gave us air-raid shelter during the wars and witnessed thousands of love stories, marriage proposals and bitter breakups. Therefore, as soon as you descend into the station, the subway gives you the feeling that you’re in the most intimate public transportation service. The Metro is also the perfect “laboratory” to study the human behavior. No matter how complex people might think they are, every facial expression or body language sign gives away precious details of their personality. The project aims to document an average day in the underground. It imprints in this context the similarities between two different human & society patterns.

Two photographers, two continents, two countries, two different cities, one world: Underworld.

Toma Moisii – photos taken in Bucharest | Veronica Siretanu – photos taken in Toronto

The post starts with Toma’s photo, followed by Veronica’s response.

The whole project goes in this order. Enjoy