HIS PHO­TOS GO DOWN THE TUBE

The Jewish Chronicle - - LIFE - BY CHAR­LOTTE OLIVER

ANY LON­DONER well-versed in Tube eti­quette knows the un­spo­ken rules — head down, eyes fixed for­ward, dis­re­gard­ing the stranger nes­tled snugly be­side you. But Bob Mazzer takes a dif­fer­ent ap­proach. For 40 years, the pho­tog­ra­pher has trav­elled the length and breadth of the Lon­don Un­der­ground, doc­u­ment­ing all he wit­nesses.

He has cap­tured candid mo­ments, build­ing up a so­cial his­tory mapped by fash­ion, hair­styles and chang­ing at­ti­tudes to smok­ing and drink­ing on trains.

Now the 65-year-old has col­lected a se­lec­tion of his favourite im­ages to­gether in a new book Un­der­ground — in his words, where “the very in­ti­mate meets the very pub­lic.

“I’ve al­ways found the Tube a fas­ci­nat­ing place to be, ever since I was a kid at school,” Mazzer adds. “It’s just this amaz­ing con­flu­ence of people and

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