Booktitle: New York Subway- Menschen Im Untergrund
Authors: Willy Spiller, Sabina Lietzmann
Dimensions: 28 x 24 x 1,2 cm. / 11 x 9.4 x 0.5 inch.
Condition: Cover: 9.5/10 Inside: 9.5/10
“During the late 70’s and early 80’s, New York City’s subway system was one of the most dangerous places a person could be. Lucky for those of us who never had the chance to see it, Swiss photographer Willy Spiller was there, and the dark and atmospheric series of photos he took has now come to be known as Hell On Wheels. A New York resident between the years of 1977 and 1984, Spiller witnessed the birth of rap music, the rise of graffiti, and Ed Koch’s election as mayor. Unfortunately, he also witnessed a spike in crime, a large portion of which took place in the city’s underground quarters. The rate of violent incidents in the New York subway was so high by 1980 that the NYPD had over 2300 police officers patrolling the system at all times. Spiller took his chances and documented what he saw.” – Wolf Books
“Subway New York” by Swiss photographer Willy Spiller. After studying photography at the universities of Zurich and Milan, Spiller is one of Switzerland’s leading photojournalists. With clients such as Wall Street Journal newspaper publishers from global companies such as Siemens and Nokia, and many awards. This book is a collection of photographs set in the New York subway in the 1980s, and is a masterpiece of Spiller. It was announced in the same year in 1986 when the magnificent photographer Bruce Davidson’s photo book, which was frequently reprinted to date, was published in the same year of 1986, a hidden masterpiece photograph known to photographers. It is said to be a collection. The same color-coded version as Davidson, this book depicts a scene of a New York subway that was devastated at that time and afraid of tourists, and vividly depicts the everyday life of the masses who can not be said to be wealthy. .. One of the attractions of this book is that you can enjoy the graffiti art of the time through the many graffiti drawn on the subway. -Made in Wonder
“Photographer Willy Spiller’s scenes from New York’s notoriously crime-ridden subway system retrospectively tell a different story, one of glitz and colour, curiosity and amusement. Today we can look back at his images with a more objective feeling, finding not the sensationalism, danger, and voyeurism proclaimed by the media at the time, but rather the fascination of this young European newcomer to the Big Apple with its people, neon lights, movement, and relentless energy. Captured on Kodachrome slide film, Spiller’s visions of the city’s sordid underground transportation system fall right in line with other pioneers who first documented New York in colour.”- Modest Books