Most of us take some sort of public transportation to work. You can see a lot of different and interesting people there. Most of them are usually busy thinking about the day ahead, daydreaming, busy with their phones or books.

Dina Alfasi a mother of an 15-year-old and an Israeli engineer who works in a hospital, takes advantage of these moments to capture simple but beautiful portraits of strangers lost in thought. On her daily commute to work, she uses her iPhone to photograph simple moments of life.

"I'm inspired by the little moments that happen every day. My work is a testament to telling stories through a single photo and proof that all you need is just to look around to find magic moments," said Dina to Bored Panda.

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ZoSanUltra
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2 months ago

Such a lovely, serene, calm picture. It's hard to move on to another for some reason.

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"Every day, I take some form of public transit from my hometown to my job in Northern Israel as an architectural practical engineer. It was during this journey I began using my iPhone to photograph other passengers," shared Dina when asked how she got into photography.

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

beautiful shot!

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"I try to convey emotions in photography. So I'm looking for the people that make me stop for a moment and think, what's their story? I try to capture the depth of human complexity through photographing strangers on my daily commute. There is something both intimate and vulnerable about the way a person exists in a public space. My daily photographs capture something inherently familiar in each of the strangers, lost in thought on their way somewhere."

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postboredom
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2 months ago

She looks so cool

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DEAN THORNE
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2 months ago

Beautiful

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"It only started as a way to pass the time on public transportation. Then it evolved and became a very significant part of my artwork and my life in general. I feel like I'm taking a small part in documenting life during this time."

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Zoe's Mom
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2 months ago

Looks like a younger Janet Jackson.

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Ema Armlad
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2 months ago

Fantastic!

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We asked Dina to share what her photography process looks like: "The availability of the iPhone camera that is always with me gives me the ability to shoot quickly and without attracting attention. So as soon as I find something interesting, I immediately check the lighting conditions and try to think from what angle it is worth taking a picture."

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Billie Templeton
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2 months ago

Beautiful! "Lost in thought" or "Contemplation to the Station"

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Cheryl Skina
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2 months ago

This one and the first are my favorites. They're both incredibly beautiful.

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Dina told us what part of this project she likes the best: "My favorite part is reading comments from people who write to me after seeing my photo, telling me how the picture made them feel, that it reminded them of something or someone, and so on. It's always exciting and not obvious." She also shared that she doesn't like to feel like she missed out on a wonderful shot, because it doesn't always work out.

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

hard life of a parent <3

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

this is such a cool shot!

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Dina works as a architectural practical engineer. She also likes to spend time at the beach and skate park, where she captures other types of photographs. She shared that she feels inspired by wonderful photographers from all over the world, especially from the phone photography community.

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deanna woods
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2 months ago

Having a conversation with an old friend.

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Belle_Pandamonium🇧🇻l
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2 months ago

Sad scene..

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What do you think of these photographs? Tell us in the comments and don't forget to upvote your favorite picture. If you like what Dina does with her iPhone, follow her on her social media and show her some love!

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postboredom
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2 months ago (edited)

Awww......she looks sad

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Karen Parker
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2 months ago

She is beautiful, a mona lisa smile.

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MagicalUnicorn
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2 months ago

gorgeous hair :)

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Elisa Day
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2 months ago

What a view! Where is this place?

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postboredom
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2 months ago (edited)

His hair is really cool. I first thought they were attached to his specs!

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Anna Ashton
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2 months ago

The tones in this a beautiful.

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Mark Howell
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2 months ago

She is stunningly beautiful

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togcrewsc
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2 months ago

Five is that you?

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Mark Howell
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2 months ago

So many memories, so few people to share them with

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Billie Templeton
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2 months ago

Old world enjoys new world

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MsKestrela
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2 months ago

His face is a map of a thousand joys and sorrows.

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Soggy Crumpet
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2 months ago

Awww!

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postboredom
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2 months ago

Wish I were there too...

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Soggy Crumpet
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2 months ago

Whatever uniform this is for, thank you for your contribution to society!

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Carolyn Legg
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2 months ago

No good news

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Anita Hudson
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2 months ago

...beautiful composition again, and amongst the others Jewish ringlets, the light catching the hair... the clarity of the eyes...

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postboredom
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2 months ago

Not everyone you see is a Karen, @BrokenAngel. She seems to be a nice lady. Why would you think that?

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 months ago

You must wear masks in public transport. Yeah, but not when we're kissing because we're young and we're immune to Corona.

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