During a brief visit to Beirut in November 2008, my eye was immediately drawn to the diversity of Lebanese taxis. I was surrounded by the “Dream Taxi,” “Speed Taxi,” “Star Taxi,” and “Taxi Charlie,” each with its own personality. I wanted to photograph them: they responded to each other, contributing to the city’s charm and identity. It was the beginning of an adventure that would lead me from Beirut to Bombay by way of New York, Shanghai and Bucharest.
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