Burrowed

This week I’m going to do a mini-series of shots taken on the London underground network.

The ‘Tube’ as it’s commonly known here in London, perhaps the Metro or Subway in your own city, is what allows millions of people to navigate their way around London on a daily basis. It’s crowded, it’s hot, and it can be a maze, but late at night it starts to become another beast altogether as commuters and revelers all find their way home and the network shuts down for another night.

I don’t spend much time on the tube myself anymore. I’m fortunate enough to live in a very convenient location which happens to be a 10 minute walk to work and the need for use is generally if I’m having to travel out of London or reach another zone for a photo session or other such venture.

This shot was taken after a brief photowalk with Dfacer on Saturday and was at Waterloo station. Of course on the first glance you may not expect it to be part of a train station, and I really hadn’t noticed how futuristic parts of the network look until I started taking photos of them. I did have to do a little creative post processing to get the end image here, I admit. The ‘doorway’ at the end of the tunnel is a poster of Leonardo DiCaprio, and the tunnel to the right of that is…well…now gone, only to be replaced by a copy of the wall opposite.

I hope you enjoy it though, I had fun processing it. There’s another conceptual one coming up at the end of the week, with a few more straightforward shots between now and then. I’ll see you tomorrow for #2 in the series.

11 thoughts on “Burrowed”

    1. Cheers Chris – If I wasn’t so lazy/poor at photoshop then those doors would be at the end of this corridor already. I will try and set that up at some point in the future as I too thought they would go really well together 🙂

  1. Very cool image Mike. I would have never guessed it was the tubes. I remember going down the escalators the first time in London. I though I was traveling to the center of the earth.

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