Jul 04, 2018
We have featured the work of Oleg Tolstoy before on ABDZ with the "The Tourist Trap" Series. Now he is back with a photography series entitled: Who's Driving Tokyo from one of my favourite places on Earth. This series has been featured on many outlets and now here on Abduzeedo. I love the sight of a unique and silent world of the Japanese taxi drivers, it's an interesting glimpse at their daily life.
I soon discovered that this aloofness is not just personal, but professional: drivers rated ‘ y ūryō untensha ’ - excellent driver - have their own stands at major stations and special markings on their cabs. As people, we naturally crave connection, but even in this tiny enclosed space, the line between driver and passenger persists. I was intrigued by these professionals who spend most of their days in silence, despite often being sat less than a metre from another human being
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