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Photographer Adam Magyar‘s super slow-motion series, Stainless, is utterly mesmerising. It’s also creepy as all hell.

Using a customised high-speed camera to film his zombie-like subjects at 56-times normal speed, Magyar positions himself on trains as they pull into crowded subway stations in New York, Tokyo and Berlin.

The resulting footage of expressionless faces glued to smartphone screens, combined with the relentless array of atmospheric sound-effects from inside the stations, leaves us with what appears to be a bleak comment on uniformity and monotony. Deep.

Magyar describes Stainless as:

“An endless row of living sculptures brought together by the same subway line, the same direction, the same intention of taking the train to get caught and carried away by the urban flow. All their motions slowed down, they are graceful and stainless, holding their breath waiting for their train to pull into the station.”

Well said, Adam. You just won slow-mo.

Ed Gurr 


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