cjb_london//shepherds_bush０９年０５月 streetphones - i'm not sure if it is still working but love the idea of a taxi 'bat-line' [and calling cards], i wonder if it s because the cabbies don't feel safe setting up an office here or they just want to expand their empire...
cjb_london０９年０５月 seasons - cherry blossoms and gasworks are the sign of spring in london. these trench covers have become a semi-permanent part of the urban landscape and a permanent reminder of my 'trenchmate' sixth form major project [satisfyingly annoying!]
cjb_london//soho０９年０５月 cjb_london//bloomsbury０９年０５月 streets - school of life [pt.ii] - here's a couple of my favourite's from the weekend. looking back over my contact sheets it seems i developed a weird fetish for following old folk around.
cjb_london０９年０５月 inspired - matt stuart talks us through some of his work after a grueling day on the street shooting strangers [and pigeons]. check out the school_of_life holidays if you have some free time and want some inspiration.
cjb_contribution_penny_le_cruz//Bogotá０９年０５月 sreet vendor - mobile payphones columbian style - a wide mix of people take time out to use these on-street phones, i'm not sure if they are used to send money or just because it's good to talk. cheers maz.
cjb_london０９年０５月 recycle - i know it's a terrible daily mirror kind of title but "what'cha gonna do huh?" - it reminded me of the best way of 'getting rid' of things in sydney [one man's junk and all that...]
cjb_london０９年０５月 loyalty - remember when pubs reacted to cafés by introducing baristas alongside their bar staff? [they saved me from starbucks] - well reacting to the economic downturn, it seems one of my 'locals' is borrowing the café reward system too! what ever happened to happy hour?
cjb_contribution_ir0g0//tokyo０９年０５月 storage - six months into living in his "2LDK" nick discovered his hidden kitchen storage space - a great example of one of those doors you never open when you move in! [i still haven't looked in my attic yet]
cjb_london０９年 green washing - a hotel doing its bit for the environment on top of reducing towel washing, introduced this 'waste reducing soap'. a fun gimmick but you will still wear down to the soaps 'core' as you use it - more 'stable soap cores' make for a great laundry detergent in places like india...maybe that's where the send the middle?
cjb_travel_cityhopping０９年 security - american airlines valet service keeps the wheelie bags out of the cabins overhead compartments and overcomes the insistence that "it will fit if i push it a bit harder"...although surely leaving your bag unattended around the corner from the cabin door goes against airport security regs?...i've started to carry a bag inside a bag these days.