Neil Goldberg's Wind Tunnel is the Daily Pic by Blake Gopnik

The Daily Pic: Neil Goldberg shoots riders awaiting their subways – and makes them seem poets

Neil Goldberg works magic in “Wind Tunnel”, a recent video from his solo show called “Stories the City Tells Itself” at the Museum of the City of New York: He makes the dreary, quotidian world of a New York subway platform come off as dreamy and poignant. The video’s premise is simple: Goldberg asked people at the Bedford Avenue stop, in Brooklyn, to stand still and be taped as their train approached the station. Projected in slow motion, however, and without sound, these wind-blown moments seem tinged with nobility and pathos. A subway rider in a tunnel comes to seem a poet on a peak.

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