Waiting for the train


When my analogue obsession began and it became a habit to always carry at least one camera with me, I started taking pictures of people at the train station near my place. I always used to watch the people there and be kinda fascinated or annoyed by what they’re doing to kill the 10 to 15 minutes waiting for the next train. So one day I thought….hmm…why not take a picture?

Credits: cruesi

I actually thought about doing a photo series and take a lot of pictures of this spot at different times. But somehow I’ve neglected this idea for a long time now. Hopefully this blog entry gets me into it again.

Credits: cruesi

It just fascinates me how everyone has his own way to kill time. You can read a book or a magazine, listen to music, chat with someone, text someone, talk on the cell phone, talk too loud on the cell phone so everyone in the station can hear what you’re talking about, pick your nose, eat something, guard your bags, sit/stand there/walk around and think about something…

Credits: cruesi

I’m the listening-to-music-type, sometimes I read a book or take pictures. But most often I’m too late, missed the last train, constantly look in the direction where the train is coming from and hope it will come every second although I know the next one is coming in 15 minutes.

And what do you do while you wait?

Credits: cruesi

written by cruesi on 2010-11-07


  1. zeester
    zeester ·

    i would like to see more pictures of this spot ! i like them very much :).
    i go often by train so i have to wait often too.
    i do many different things from 'listening to music' and 'keeping an eye on pigeons and other animals' to 'dancing along the platform' (;.

  2. mikahsupageek
    mikahsupageek ·

    love the article and photos. I either listen to music, read a book or just observe other people.
    Do that series Crisi !

  3. singleelderly
    singleelderly ·

    very nice project! : D

  4. fruchtzwerg_hh
    fruchtzwerg_hh ·

    You should definitely do a photo series on this, it is a fantastic project.

  5. photohuggers
    photohuggers ·

    love the idea of the project! nice article!!

  6. vgzalez
    vgzalez ·


  7. mephisto19
    mephisto19 ·

    finally it its there! love it!

  8. cruesi
    cruesi ·

    thx for the love guys! really motivates me :)

  9. porkchopsandy
    porkchopsandy ·

    This is a really cool idea! You should make a film out of those pictures after you've got more, with some cool music :)

  10. takezzo
    takezzo ·

    nice article

  11. permafrost
    permafrost ·

    nice article!
    I'm the one who takes out the cell phone for no obvious reason just to do something. Then I stare at it, put it back in my bag and look for my ipod, hoping so badly that i didn't forget it. if i didn't, then I'll listen to music, if I did, I look at everybody angrily.

  12. susielomovitz
    susielomovitz ·

    oh! amazing! go on with this project, it's beautiful!

  13. artnecestqua
    artnecestqua ·

    Love it <3 Fantastic Project.

  14. cruesi
    cruesi ·

    thank you all!
    @porkchopsandy - i'll think about that :)
    @permafrost - that happened to me last week. i was so frustrated.
    @susielomovitz - i will :)

  15. inksi
    inksi ·

    I hope you continue this series - it is great!
    I am the listening to music type too. At the open stations of the S45 (I am sometimes waiting at "Breitensee") I look at the things lying between the tracks -the things people throw away- and I love to watch the plants which are growing there.