I sleep, I dream
Jamie Templeton's portraits of sleeping commuters present a vulnerable and quiet public as they head to and from work. His black and white images, which he produces as silver gelatin prints, belie the fast paced and noisy commute in progress, as his subjects find a few, peaceful moments of rest.
The documentary style lends a respectful tone in its presentation, openly showing the results of the hard work and daily drudgery that goes in to the day-to-day efforts to live the American dream. Even though there are open mouths and sometimes awkward posture, there is no intention to mock, its empathy that drives this pursuit. Making the same commute and having often slept on these same trains, he can honestly count himself one of their peers.