push downstairs

gothamist reports that the proposed photo ban has ben suspended, partially due to public outcry. thanks to all the people who've been speaking out and attending the demonstrations. one man who flew the photoblog flag high when i couldn't was mad mod rabbit god (lurking in the gothamist picture), whose grumpymonk photoblog and evil conspiracy photography sites are full of great captured moments, some of which occur on the subway.

there's been a lot of debate back and forth on this issue, including from me. as a photographer who loves the subway as an ongoing source of rich imagery, i'd like to add that pictures like the one above (added this week to a new section on ocular spectra) would become all the more rare.

the title of this post comes from a song by underworld.