Still Life in Moving Vehicles

3 days ago ... I just returned from a fun trip to Yangon, Myanmar. It turns out that taxis are a good way to get around there. They're plentiful and many of theĀ ...

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  • Positive Vibration | @taxi_talismans #Thailand

    Positive Vibration

    If there was a soundtrack of popular English language songs regularly covered and played in Thailand, it would have to include at least one Bob Marley song. Probably the most well-liked tune of his that you can hear on every Thai beach and on Bangkok's infamous center of backpacker cu...

  • Reflections / Protection Exhibition | @taxi_talismans #Bangkok #Thailand

    Reflections / Protection Exhibition

    From now until June 29th, I have the exciting opportunity to show twenty of my favorite taxi photos in the gallery. The exhibit includes both black-and-white portraits of the cabbies reflected in their rearview mirrors, as well as color photographs of talismans in Thai taxis . Hence, ...

  • Uber-cool or Over-rated? | @Taxi_Talismans #Thailand

    Uber cool or Overrated?

    Despite the fact that Bangkok has an abundance of taxis on the streets at all hours of the day and night, more and more locals and visitors are turning to the Uber mobile app to get a cab rather than hailing taxis with their red wahng , or available, lights turned on. Passengers using...

  • Blowing the Whistle

    There are many people in Bangkok who want to "blow the whistle" on the current government and put a stop to their antics, but it's rare to see Bangkok taxi drivers who do not support this Prime Minister. I asked the cabby about his political views and he told me that he isn't in favor...

  • Taxi Window Coverings | @taxi_talismans

    Taxi Window Coverings

    The sun in Thailand can be extremely hot, especially during this time of year, so it's a good thing that some Bangkok taxi drivers plaster their windows with decals and other coverings to shield their passengers and themselves from the intense rays. Some organizations and businesses, ...

  • Rearview Portrait

    Rearview Portrait

    Waiting for passengers and green lights must be boring, sitting in traffic jams can be extremely frustrating, and worrying about making enough profit from fares day in and day out can undoubtedly create ongoing anxiety. To make matters worse, many taxi drivers in Bangkok are homesick ...

  • Roar of the Tiger | @taxi_talismans Dale

    Roar of the Tiger

    In Thai culture, those who possess the symbol of the tiger generally want to obtain some of the attributes of this creature, including strength and fearlessness. I mages of tigers are commonly seen in Thailand in the form of sak yant tattoos and on magical yan cloths, but in this case...

  • Taxi Taxi! | @taxi_talismans #Bangkok #Thailand

    Taxi Taxi!

    In the case of Bangkok taxis, it is common to see duplicate decorations on dashboards and in the back of cabs. I'm wondering if these cloned characters and twin talismans are supposed to bring double the luck, or did the cabbies simply pick them up at "Buy one, Get one" sales.


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