Eerie super slow-motion video turns straphangers into beautiful statues

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NEW YORK (PIX11) – Inspired by the fleeting moments when anonymous faces rush by as the train enters and leaves the subway station, photographer Adam Magyar took to 42nd St. in an effort to capture the scene from a new perspective — super slow-motion.

Magyar says the project, “Stainless”, “is located on the borderline of still photography and motion picture. I took my Stainless images from the platform with an industrial camera, but for the Stainless video, I took the subway and photographed the people waiting for the train on the platform with a slow motion camera.

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“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,” Magyar says.  “All their motions slowed down, they are graceful and stainless holding their breath waiting for the train to pull into the station.”