About the Book
As well as comparing the way people queue and how people in different cultures occupy themselves while waiting, there are a number of larger issues which I became interested in while I took these pictures.
One of the main themes is the urban environment, and how city planners have the ability to affect our behaviour in a way that we are not always conscious of.
Bus stops become a microcosm of the wider area that they're located in, and those placed in modern cities like London provide the perfect stage to observe the ever-increasing interaction between people of different race and culture.
In other countries I have been observing people's interation with each other. In Mumbai for example bus stops are a free for all, with the strongest and fittest men squeezing in the door ahead of the poor women, children and elderly, some of whom woud be left waiting for the next bus.
By way of contrast the most orderly bus queues are in the most polite country in the world - Japan. I even caught saw a driver get off before his passengers at the terminal in order to bow down to his passengers as they alighted.
"Waiting for the Bus", features photos in urban environment depicting people at bus stops taken in a quirky and often humorous way.
Size: 9.5" x 8"
I'm a press and portrait photographer living in North London. My first book, entitled "Waiting for the Bus", features photos in an urban environment depicting people at bus stops taken in a quirky and often humorous way. The second book was shot during the 2010 football world cup. As I didn't get the nod from manager Fabio this year, I stayed in London and watched on different screens in the most ethnic bars, restaurant and hairdressers. Sadly no North Koreans were found, but I met dozens of jubilant Spanish, a tiny pocket of Uruguans and many tearful English. This is the story of London and we watch football collectively. An obligatory purchase for anyone with interested in the beautiful game.