Candid Portraits of Commuters Entering and Exiting Trains

Please Mind the Gap is a series by Singapore-based photographer Weilun Chong that captures commuters stepping over the gap as enter and exit trains. The collection of images sandwich each subject between the dark borders of locomotives and subway platforms, spotlighting their profiles and giving us a glimpse of their day through their facial expressions and body language.

The series offers a voyeuristic vibe while presenting candid portraits of strangers going about their daily lives in Singapore and Hong Kong subway stations. Stepping over the small space that separates the train from the platform is only one tiny obstacle to overcome in each of their lives as they travel from one place to the next. Chong captures the many people that use the mass transit systems on his daily commute, each an anonymous passenger given their moment in the spotlight.

Chong is working on publishing a book for this series, but, for now, it can be viewed in its entirety on his website.

Weilun Chong website
via [Flavorwire]


Pinar Noorata is the Managing Editor at My Modern Met. She is a writer, editor, and content creator based in Brooklyn, NY. She earned her BA in Film and Media Studies from CUNY Hunter College and is an alumni of the Center for Arts Education’s Career Development Program in NYC. She has worked at major TV, film, and publishing companies as well as other independent media businesses. When she isn’t writing, editing, or creating videos herself, Pinar enjoys watching movies, reading, crafting, drawing, and volunteering at her local animal shelter.
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