Photographer John Schabel is creepy. (Which you know I’m into.) His grainy snaps of people in planes, waiting for take-off, is voyeurism at its best. The series, aptly titled Passengers reveals just how alienated we all are when traveling. When I first saw these photos, I thought they were taken in the ’70s, but this actually makes a lot of sense. These are expressions of 21st century impatient, iPhone-addicted sad-sacks, for sure. I was actually on a plane a couple days ago, and you know what? I was one of those pathetic cyborgs.
I love how the windows frame the passengers’ faces, so they’re actually portraits even though they’re candid. Twin Palms recently released a book of Schabel’s Passengers series, which you can purchase for yourself right here.