Reddit user DonTago has shared an amazing experiment with us. It is a very simple one. A passenger in New York City’s subway leans against the person next to her as she falls asleep. And then a photographer captures the “target’s” reaction. Well, I have to say that the reactions we see are totally awesome.
Here is what the photographer who took the photos — George Ferrandi — had to say about his own experience as an NYC subway rider, which undoubtedly has inspired him to conduct his experiment:
I ride the NYC subway trains, usually in the evening when the seats are full. I focus on the shape of the space between the person sitting next to me and myself. I attempt to mentally and emotionally re-sculpt that space. In my mind, I reshape it- from the stiff and guarded space between strangers to the soft and yielding space between friends. I direct all my energy to this space between us. When the space palpably changes, and I completely feel like the stranger sitting next to me is my friend, I rest my head on that person’s shoulder…
Now here are the fascinating images.
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