Images pulled from a project I recently finished called onBART (Bay Area Rapid Transit).
onBART is a reflection of my first-time relationship with public transit.
Everything about the daily experience of public transit was unfamiliar territory for me. So many people, new conversations and happenings every day.
Although always entertained, I never felt completely at ease, confined with so many strangers.
I started documenting, hopping from cart to cart of the moving train. It was like a daily scavenger hunt. Each cart, each day was a new scene playing out, the characters constantly swapping in and out. I spent hours every day on the train, photographing these scenes during my commute.
The BART transported me into a whole new perspective on how people interact with each other. I found myself relating to the strangers I photographed.
The theme of the images I captured became waiting. Everyone was waiting in their own way. Reading, phone scrolling, sleeping, talking, laughing. In a way, we were all in it together; we were all just passing the time.
In a way, the BART became a world of its own. A separate, moving world.