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People and Trains

A native of Paris, Augustin Pasquini is used to public transport, and especially to those who use them. In fact, it's his main source of inspiration. Since he was a teenager, he's been capturing these moments of life, finding the unexpected, the unique and the sensual at the heart of everyday banality.

There are the long commutes where the melody of the rails lulls us to sleep. There's our chatty neighbor, who keeps us from falling in. There are those who make themselves comfortable with their feet up on the seat. Those inspired by the journey, running their fingers over a laptop keyboard, and those who let themselves drift off to daydream about the scenery as it passes by, their heads resting on the window.

© Augustin Pasquini

© Augustin Pasquini

© Augustin Pasquini

There are those who smile proudly at the ticket inspector: the ticket is in order. Those who dread his arrival and feign a deep sleep when a "Bonjour messieurs-dames!" resounds in the central aisle. The smell of sandwiches bought in a hurry at the station's small grocery store before the train pulls out. Telephone conversations in the corridor, sometimes whispered, sometimes shared with the whole carriage in loud voices.

© Augustin Pasquini

© Augustin Pasquini

© Augustin Pasquini

Augustin Pasquini captures all these people with his Fujifilm x100F. Discreet and terribly efficient, he steps aside to capture the instantaneousness of the moment: "I steal images in order to give them back better. On the street, in the metro or on the train, his amused eye freezes our behaviors and habits. Everyone can recognize a little of themselves and a little of others.

© Augustin Pasquini

© Augustin Pasquini

Augustin Pasquini photographing in the subway © Damien Caccia

Augustin Pasquini's work is available on
instagram or on
his website.

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