I stood at the head of the steps leading up from the New York City Subway, photographing the crowds of rush hour commuters as they flowed swiftly past me. I built this particular image around the woman carrying the brilliantly colored dark red and yellow tote bag. She wears a trench coat, which further differentiates her from the swarm of people that surges towards us. Using a 24mm wideangle focal length, I pressed the shutter just as the man in front of her left my frame. Clutching a cup of coffee, she follows in his wake. Her impassive expression projects a sense of determination and perhaps a hint of concern. Commuters retrace these steps five days a week. She seems to know each one by heart.