Irresistible Joy On The London Undergound: Bob Mazzer’s Wonderful Photos Of The Tube 1960s-1980s

people on the London Underground 1970s 1980s

 

Bob Mazzer had taken photos ever since he was given camera for his Bar Mitzvah. But his hobby took off when he was working as a projectionist at the The Office porn cinema in Central London during the 1980s. He began to photograph commuters on the London Underground.

“For a while in the eighties, I lived with my father in Manor House and worked as a projectionist at a porn cinema in Kings Cross. It was called The Office Cinema, so guys could call their wives and say, ‘I’m still at the office.’ Every day, I travelled to Kings Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt the tube was mine and I was there to take pictures.” – Bob Mazzer

 

 

people on the London Underground 1970s 1980s

“Every day I travelled to King’s Cross and back. Coming home late at night, it was like a party and I felt like the tube was mine and I was there to take the pictures,” says Bob Mazzer.

 

1980s

 

“I was interested in society. I loved people being themselves on the tube, not following the herd. People who took drinks on the train. There’s a shot of a woman with a beer, I liked all of that. I was immediately drawn to anyone who did that. A guy got onto the train with a guitar and an amp strapped to his back. I immediately wanted to hook up and get to know these people and photograph them. I wanted to be part of it.” – Bob Mazzer

 

 

3400849043_058c51be09_b people on the London Underground 1970s 1980s 3400868707_3c0f3eb333_b

3400873155_d01f629d12_o

3400877125_8b72e51679_o 3400889145_2e4d109862_b 3400885727_936972901a_o

 

people on the London Underground 1970s 1980s 3400905485_e7a3b5807e_b 3401651710_9e6620b7fd_b 2 3 36 7 88 78 993401656058_51a71cfeda_b 3401660418_f650762cd5_b 3401666678_523df268c8_o 3401685792_bf2968f5ae_b 3419482881_3be9879fdc_b 3419483977_66931ab096_b

 

3419485899_11332e6486_b  3420293078_8b2eec3bc0_o people on the London Underground 1970s 1980s people on the London Underground 1970s 1980s busker 1 people on the London Underground 1970s 1980s

 

people on the London Underground 1970s 1980s people on the London Underground 1970s 1980s legs 1970s lift 1980s rockers tube waterloo and city 1980s people on the London Underground 1970s 1980s

 

Via: Time OutJuxtapozIt’s Nice That. Buy Bob Mazzer’s book here. And buy his prints here.