While riding the subway, I am constantly observing my surroundings. I must admit, I have become quite the exquisite people watcher over the years. I have been known to be very alert of my surroundings visually & audibly. One thing that always catches my eye while riding the subway are people reading books. Have you ever wondered what your neighbor is reading on the subway?
Photographer Ourit Ben-Haim's current photography project, The Underground New York Public Library, does just that. The UNYPL is a photo series featuring "Reading-Riders of the NYC subways."
"The Underground New York Public Library is a photo series featuring the Reading-Riders of the NYC subways. The photos come together as a visual library. This library freely lends out a reminder that we’re capable of traveling to great depths within ourselves and as a whole."
What I love about her photographs is the realness & vulnerability she has captured. It's amazing to see so many different people from all walks of life doing the same thing - reading books.
I must admit, I am guilty of owning an Amazon Kindle. I absolutely love the ease of it, but honestly nothing beats the feeling of turning the pages of an actual paper book.
Ourit's photography has really inspired me to read more books on a regular basis. I genuinely enjoy reading & have always considered reading a book to be the perfect way to spend some quality alone time with yourself.
Which brings me to the current book I am reading.
Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
What are you reading right now?
Photo Credit: UNYPL
Thank you Joanna Goddard of A Cup of Joe for introducing me to the genius of Ourit Ben-Haim's photography.