The difference between New York City now and NYC in the 80’s is one of drastic proportions. In the 80’s crack, sex and violence made New York City a wild, dangerous place to be. It was also when New York’s art scene took the world by storm. Swiss photographer Willy Spiller photographed NYC’s subways during that time and created a photo series titled Hell on Wheels. The series captures the true grittiness and rawness of NYC at that time in such an enthralling way. Hell on Wheels shows the many aspects of New York City in such a poignant manner, that it’s hard to not look at these images obsessively. Check out the photo series from Willy Spiller below.

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