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Photographer Janus van den Eijnden Captures Subterranean Workers

At first glance, the work of Janus van den Eijnden could justify people's belief that subway workers are miserable individuals who are jaded when it comes to getting people from point A to point B. Yet that couldn't be further from the truth. Instead, the images depict a moment in which the conductor has let down his or her guard and is simply staring off into space or simply lost in a variety of thoughts.

Shot in New York City, Janus van den Eijnden's series encourages people to reflect closer on the person rather than the situation. He states, "What I find so interesting about the New York subway is that it can be a place of total chaos but also of total tranquility." The portraits are quite serene.