Exposure № 043: Commuters I

Photographer Luca Napoli tell us about his Commuters series:

“The Commuters portrayed here are from my own daily commute between Legnano to Milan, taken mainly on the train and underground.

I’ve tried to capture them in candid moments, lost in thought, humour, resentment and resignation. In a slideshow of hypnotic landscapes we can feel the pain of waiting; minutes, hours of wishing to be anywhere else but where they are.

For I am a Commuter too and have been for many a year and I’m sure there are millions like me in towns and cities around the world.

My antidote to the desensitising nature of years of commuting has come through this photography project.

Like many I needed to find a positive escape from these stolen hours and this is mine.”
Stay tuned for more of these brilliant images in the weeks to come!

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Luca Napoli studied electronic engineering in Ferrara and then moved to Milan, where he currently works. A self-taught photographer, he was influenced by his father, who always involved me during sessions of street photography in Taranto, his hometown. In 2006 he bought his first digital SRL and from then on he never abandoned photography. His most popular projects are Commuters and Taranto Vecchia. He is fascinated by reportage photography and always tries to put a story into a photo. His photos can be seen at his Flickr.
His publications at Dr. Hurley’s Snake-Oil Cure can be found here.
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