Platform Two – RCA


March 20, 2009, 5:36 pm
Filed under: WAYS OF SEEING THINGS

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STEPHEN: THE LIVING CAMERA 

 

I started being very very curious in people..

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                                                      TAXI DRIVER 

                     “The knowledge of London is like a jigsaw in the brain”  

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What really fascinate me about the taxi driver is that their job is really close to the work of a craft men: a traditional way of working against the temptations of technology  (gps, satellite navigator, tom tom..)
He knows not only where the streets are but also the main place of interest, pubs, clubs, shops..
he is following the movement of the city.. 
The knowledge very much intrigued me.. taxi drivers do really have a different way to see the city, to live the city and to show you the city.
I believe in this way of learning through people experience.
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London’s oldest cabbie gives it up after 70 years

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London’s oldest black cab driver has finally decided enough is enough and given up his taxi licence after 70 years. Alfred Collins is 92 years old and has been a London cabbie since 1937. He actually picked up his last fare two years ago but still kept the cab licence until now, it has to be renewed every three years.

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