Drive by Shootings : Photographs by a New York Taxi Driver

Day and night, through rain and snow, his canary yellow taxi rolls on through the energy fields of the city that never sleeps New York City Through the eye of his camera Bradford observes people from all corners of the world living their lives in the shadow of skyscrapers that rise up like mountains The rain blurred lights of Broadway, the lofty grandeur of the Empire SDay and night, through rain and snow, his canary yellow taxi rolls on through the energy fields of the city that never sleeps New York City Through the eye of his camera Bradford observes people from all corners of the world living their lives in the shadow of skyscrapers that rise up like mountains The rain blurred lights of Broadway, the lofty grandeur of the Empire State Building floating by, the Avenues teeming with life For Bradford, driving a taxi and taking photos have become a unified aesthetic whole He can t enjoy the one without the other any, and so he always has his camera at hand to document those fleeting moments of gesticulating, running, watching and sleeping people gliding by in the light of the big city Drive By Shootings presents a black yellow look at the stories and artistic aspects behind an obsessive hunt for images.
Drive by Shootings Photographs by a New York Taxi Driver Day and night through rain and snow his canary yellow taxi rolls on through the energy fields of the city that never sleeps New York City Through the eye of his camera Bradford observes people from

  • Title: Drive by Shootings : Photographs by a New York Taxi Driver
  • Author: David Bradford Gerhard Waldherr
  • ISBN: 9783829028912
  • Page: 294
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 1 thought on “Drive by Shootings : Photographs by a New York Taxi Driver”

    1. Cultural context is vital for both art and literature. While great art and great literature can both speak to its context and transcend it, most often, it epitomizes it, and stays firmly within it.For the most part, I do not review literature contemporaneously to its creation. It is sometimes months, even years, after its publication that I will read a book and, perhaps, review it.I don't review every book I read, hell I don't even finish every book I start. But when a book speaks to me, good or [...]

    2. Despite the fact that I have no connection whatsoever to New York or America, or anything that's captured in this book - I enjoyed it a lot.I'm not sure if I'd like Bradford's photos one-at-a-time, because the picture painted by so many of his seemingly random shots speaks more about the city as a whole than a lot of the photos displayed here. The words are good and give it all context, which I needed on account of the lack of familiarity I have with the subject matter. It also helps to expand o [...]

    3. Really interesting and insightful look inside the hustle and bustle of everyday life of New York. Some really great shots. Especially liked the idea of shooting and driving, might have to try it

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