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Photos Capture The Loneliness Of Commuting

Or, just the weariness of evening travelers.

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Years ago, Travis Huggett noticed how city buses look at night and it caught his attention. He told BuzzFeed that they're so overly lit inside that they're like fish tanks rolling down the street.

One rainy evening on 14th Street in New York City, Huggett saw a young girl looking out through a streak in a fogged up bus window. She looked right at him, and he knew it would make for a great photo.

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He tried to take the photo with his phone, but missed it. After that, he started going out at night with a camera, Huggett tells BuzzFeed.

When shooting, he looks for a few things, including older buses that have better, warmer lighting.

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Also, the seating arrangement in the older buses has passengers seated up close on the windows and makes for better portraits.


And older people just grew up in a time when you didn't stare at your phone all the time. They're often looking out the windows too, maybe reading, and of course they have the most interesting faces.


Huggett says he's gotten very little negativity from people, which he attributes to New Yorkers being very difficult to rattle: "They see crazy stuff all the time so someone taking a photo of a bus doesn't really top the list."