Taxi driver turned photographer captures “Drive by Shootings” (VIDEO)
posted Tuesday, August 13, 2013 at 12:45 PM EDT
There's a million stories in the naked city and taxi driver turned photographer David Bradford aims to capture some of them. The multi-talented Bradford first started shooting photos from his New York City cab in 1990, mostly using these early shots as reference points for his illustration work. (Bradford graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in illustration and then went on to become art director at Saks Fifth Avenue before ditching it all to drive a cab. He liked the independence being a cabbie gave him.)
By the early '90s, Bradford started seeing the artistic value in the photos themselves, and later turned a collection of his shots into a book titled "Drive by Shootings: Photographs by a New York Taxi Driver," published in 2000.
These days, as the below video from NewYork.com shows, Bradford is still on the prowl for more on-the-go New York shots from behind the wheel of his cab. Along with capturing photos of the city, he's been shooting 15-second movies with his phone's video camera.
"It's the greatest stage on earth," he says. "You turn a corner, the light hits a certain object, and there are people, and it's like: 'Magnificence!'"
Learn more about Bradford at NewYork.com.
(Via Imaging Insider)