is a body of work that looks at spaces that are alongside taxi routes. These
are routes that I take twice a day, five to six times a week. Mini-bus taxis in
South Africa have designated routes that they take; these routes are set by the
taxi association in charge.
Hence taxi routes become systematic and rarely
change. The passenger staring out the window every day sees the same landscape.
These spaces become mundane, unless the driver takes a shortcut.
As a frequent commute, eventually these spaces became
uninteresting. The only interest becomes the destination rather than the
journey. For me, the frame window of a taxi started to become the frame on my
camera’s viewfinder. I became fixated with scenes outside the window as if
they were live billboards.
It is these uninteresting routes that made me
photograph these mundane spaces from inside the taxi. The limited control I had
over perspective, and the movement of the taxi, was what turned the journey to
an interesting place.