by Milo Sumner in New Photography on Wednesday 20 August 2014

Travelling can be a very stressful business from time to time. Rushing through airports, scurrying between platforms or wedging yourself in among hundreds of sweaty people, none of this is exactly calming and we inevitably go through at least some of it in our lives.

Elena Chernyshova has created an illuminating photographic series that captures the still moments in the otherwise frantic journeys of commuters and other travellers.

By hunting down the peaceful silence hiding among the hustle and bustle of 21st transit the France-based photographer has created Awaiting Movement, a collection of images that combine the rushing impressions of motion with peaceful faces of travellers gazing out of windows, sitting quietly or dozing.

‘Whether you’re in France, the Czech Republic, China, Singapore, Nepal, the expressions on the faces of the passengers are the same. Waiting for transport is a universal ‘emotion,” says Elena ‘Waiting gives everyone a moment of personal introspection.’