When we came across Jeff Mermelstein’s Run series, we instantly empathised with every single person captured in these images; the mad rush to get on to the tube before the doors close; to cross the road before the signal changes; to get into the building so you can be at your desk for 9.10 because 9.15 makes it look a little bit worse.

We know. Just like you know, that some mornings it’s about not letting both feet touch the ground at the same time.

And since we’re halfway through the week, this doesn’t seem as bad as it does on a Monday morning.

Run #4, 2009 (Image Source:


Run #9, 2009 (Image Source:


Run #2, 1995-96 (Image Source:


Run #15, 2007-08 (Image Source:


Run #7, 1996 (Image Source:


Run #13, 2001-04 (



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Though this series does seem to have more men running than women, featured in a publication called Twirl / Run, Mermelstein’s other half of Twirl has women doing what they unconsciously do best.

Twirl #2, 2001 (Image Source:


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Twirl #9, 2009 (Image Source:


Twirl #4, 2006 (Image Source:


Twirl #11, 2008 (Image Source:


Twirl #12, 2006-07 (Image Source:


Twirl #17, 2009 (Image Source:


And like a must-have for all my favorite NYC photographers, here’s a couple of Mermelstein’s shots that embody the city.

Untitled ($10 bill in mouth, NYC), 1992 (Image Source:


Untitled (Book in mouth, NYC), 1995 (Image Source:

Untitled (Chihuahua, NYC), 1993 (Image Source:

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