About this album
These are the 15 photographs submitted for my successful Associateship application in April 2013.
My statement of intent reads as follows;
ARPS Submission 24th April 2013
Statement of Intent – John Margetts LRPS.
In 1863 the first Metropolitan Line trains ran from Paddington to Farringdon setting the foundations of today’s London Underground system, so this year it is celebrating its’ 150th anniversary.
From the outer suburbs where, during the day, there are few passengers, to the inner city where the carriages are always crowded, the Underground, (also known as the Tube), has continued to be developed and has served London well for 150 years.
The stations with their wide diversity of architectural styles together with the different types of rolling stock are all part of the rich fabric which makes up what is, in my opinion, the best underground system in operation, in one of the world’s greatest cities.
But, as the London Underground carries more than 3.5 million people every day; it is the people who really make the story of the Tube come alive. So my aim is to show how some of these people use the world’s oldest underground transport system.
These people come from all walks of life; they are workers, shoppers, day trippers and tourists; they are young and old; and from many ethnic backgrounds. They all have their reasons for being on the Tube; but whatever the reason they form a visually rich and varied band of fellow travelers, who merge into a common stream getting on at one station, getting off at another, and probably, never to see each other again.
They spend their travel time waiting for the next train; chatting to friends; using their mobile phones; listening to music; reading the Metro; or just sleeping.
I am attempting to capture just a few of the fleeting moments as people travel on their ‘Tube’ journey.