At The Bus Stop With Travis Huggett

September 22, 2014 5:34 PM

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At The Bus Stop With Travis Huggett

When I first saw Travis Huggett's work I sensed something iconic, something classic, but I could not put my finger on exactly what it was about his photographs that was making me feel this way. Later, it would come to me - it's the stillness, the calmness, in the photographs of situations we New Yorkers (part-timers included) know to be anything but calm and still. Henri Cartier-Bresson spoke of a "decisive moment" and, surely if HCB were alive today, he would agree with me in saying that Travis Huggett has taken that concept to heart. The images here are most certainly decisive - they capture that exact second which typifies a New York City bus commute and they do it time and again.

Michael Ernest Sweet: Travis, this is great work. I have to say that right up front. Every so often I see a photographer's work and I think to myself, "I wish I'd done that!". This is one of those times. This is great material for a book; this IS book photography at it's finest. Any plans to produce...

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