Photographer: Cameron Smith
People who get into taxis are usually drunk or high or running late and as such think it’s all about them. Keep in mind that the dude getting you to your destination has seen it all—more horrendous shit than you could likely imagine—and there’s a good chance his story is more interesting than yours so maybe try listening up next time.
Taxi driver 1 wears Insight jumper.
I first started driving cabs, right after I came to Australia. In my first week of being a cabbie I drove a passenger to a block of units in Dee Why, and waited while she went inside to get some cash. My fare had not returned after about 10 minutes and I was pretty worried. When she didn’t come out after half an hour I radio-ed into headquarters asking them to call an ambulance because my fare must have fallen over and been knocked out or something—that’s when I found out what a runner was.
Taxi driver 2 wears Insight t-shirt, Gravis beanie and Police watch.
Taxi driver 3 wears Analog hoodie and Polaroid sunglasses.
Taxi driver 4 wears Huffer hoodie.
Taxi driver 5 wears G-Star Raw Hoodie
Taxi driver 6 wears Obey t-shirt and Dunlop shoes