These low-fi, grainy, surreptitiously taken images have a great power to them. They were taken at airports with a zoom lens which adds to their voyeuristic feel. The thick jam jar airliner windows both obscure, warp, imprison and concentrate the action. It’s what we don’t see here and the vague shadowy ambiguous nature of what we do, that lets us engage and fill in the rest. The results can be ethereal, contemplative or slightly unsettling. John Schabel plugs us into the small internal dramas that occur when you are packed in a metal tube waiting to be launched forty thousand feet into the air. It is moment that all of us who have flown ( Nowadays that includes almost everyone ) can relate to, we are in-between spaces neither here or there. In the brief moment of the click of the camera Schabel has captured private moments on public transport.