An Artist Imagines Commuters as 16th Century Paintings

By: Mishal Omar - Jul 27, 2016
References: matt-crabtree & fubiz.net
The '16th Century Tube Passengers' subway photography series puts a humorous twist on commuting.

Created by the English photographer 'Matt Crabtree,' these photographs were taken with a mobile phone and later filtered and retouched into looking like 16th century Renaissance paintings. The images are simultaneously humorous and poignant, with straight-faced commuters minding their own business and staring off into the distance being reinterpreted as old-English paintings. The unconventional concept of taking subway photography and reinventing it in a painting-like visual takes the normally mundane act of commuting and makes it seem much more interesting.

These modern photos inspired by 16th century paintings are simultaneously unique and amusing and evoke a sense of curiosity in the viewer.