Friday, September 10, 2010

Bombay Taxi Documentary

Azhar Chougule is one photographer I really admire, going back to when I used to blog. He now has a photographic documentary on Mumbai's taxis up at his blog.
It feels like there are more taxis than private vehicles in Bombay. As I traveled to work everyday, It took over a week to suddenly realize that I was involuntarily immersing myself each day into a painfully obvious, yet hidden, colorful and maddening world while in transit. Somewhat hesitantly, I started to carry my camera along. Then as I began to photograph the vehicles, drivers, interiors, dashboards - it occurred to me that Bombay probably has the most unique breed of hired cabs in the world. From their gaudy plastered interiors to the diversity of the drivers, each trip turned out to be ridiculously memorable.

So go ahead and check his photos out here:

10 comments:

krist0ph3r said...

nice link, awesome photos!

ps: there aren't more taxis than private cars. you drive a car to work and back. so it's on the road for 2 hours and parked for 22. taxis are parked for 6 or 8 hours max...probably less!

zeenat said...

would like to know what kinda camera are these pics clicked by?

Azhar Chougle said...

@zeenat It was done with a Sony A850, Minolta 24mm, 50mm.

Kits said...

V cool photos. Loved all the peeking ones and the ones of the drivers was super - so many stories behind their facades I am sure.

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Hotel Booking London said...

Nice document. Thanks for sharing the bombay taxi details

Michael Smith said...

Town Taxi picked me up early in the morning (made appointment the night before) to head to the airport. The driver was on time and called 2 minutes before arriving. Taxi Brighton to London

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