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January 7, 2014

30 Amazing Photographs of London Underground in the 1970s and 1980s

Photographer Bob Mazzer spent two decades commuting to work and back on the tube. As he traveled, he used his Leica M4 and his own unique perspective to capture Londoners, commuters and tourists as they journeyed through the capital’s network of tunnels. The well-timed snapshots present a gritty, dynamic underground world filled with angry scuffles, grinning punks, rowdy friends, passionate embraces, and tipsy antics.

“I loved people being themselves on the tube, not following the herd. People who took drinks on the train. There’s a shot of a woman with a beer, I liked all of that. I was immediately drawn to anyone who did that. A guy got onto the train with a guitar and an amp strapped to his back. I immediately wanted to hook up and get to know these people and photograph them. I wanted to be part of it.” – Bob Mazzer



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