Rail Life

Thursday | August 23rd, 2012


A railroad infrastructure is one of the hallmarks of a modernized society. A rail system which can touch most destinations in that society and function daily with few delays is a hallmark of an efficient and affluent society.

I’ve been thinking this summer, while I’ve been riding to and from Cheongju, twice now. And also when I’ve gone up to Seoul, also twice. I’ve been taking pictures out the window of my train car for as long as I’ve been riding trains. It’s not very satisfying. At least not anymore.

As much as I enjoy my train rides, so much … data is slipping by. It’s more and more akin to watching my life slip by before my eyes as I pass each object, each one with its own backstory and moment of provocation.

I think next summer, when I have this time, I want to make shorter leaps on these rails. Part of me wants to photograph each station but that seems to simple.

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