The Robert Frank Collection

From the Bus, New York, 1958, 1992.94.3

From the Bus, New York, 1958, 1992.94.3

From the Bus, 1958

In the summer of 1958, several months before The Americans made its debut in France, Frank began experimenting with moving pictures. But before turning wholeheartedly to filmmaking, he made another series of still photographs, From the Bus. After the unparalleled freedom of the Americans project, Frank vastly restricted his point of view by shooting these pictures through the window of a moving New York city bus. Capturing pedestrians walking, waiting, and sometimes in motion themselves, these photographs bridge the gap between still and moving pictures.

From the Bus photographs

From the Bus contact sheets