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April 1, 2024

New York City Subway Ride, 1986

Back story via The Awl wherein was written, "In 1986 I made a round trip through the USA and Canada. The starting point was New York. So I filmed some scenes in Manhattan. And was going in the underground at 42nd St & Times Square. I filmed with a big Arriflex 16mm camera with a 120m magazine with 7250 Kodak 16mm color reversal Tungsten 400 ASA film and a Schneider Cine Xenon 1:2/16mm lens. This equipment is good for 10 minutes recording duration at 25 f/sec. After a time a man comes up to me and says he's a cameraman at ABC and filming at the subway is strictly forbidden without permission and police are on the other end of the platform. So I was leaving the station, but I had these beautiful pics of the old times in the New York subway."

"This thing is 10 minutes long, but it will definitely appeal to both transit and New York City nostalgists."


April 1, 2024 at 04:01 PM | Permalink


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