Next time you're on a bus, take a minute to observe
I love people watching. I like to observe people and make stories about them. I see an old woman on the tube and try to think of the reason why she’s there, what’s her background story? Same for that young man in a suit with a lost expression on his eyes. Is he getting pressure from work? Is a suit really a passion of his, or just another uniform?
I try to answer those questions with stories mainly based on people’s reactions, cloths, posture and expressions. I know nothing about them and I’ll probably won’t see them again, but I love coming up with their background story in an effort to entertain my imagination. And what a better place to do this than a London bus?
So I decided to grab my cameras and take some of the most iconic routes in London, including the 11 and 25 buses. I started in Hampstead and made my way all the way to Fulham to experience the diversity of the different neighbourhoods and document the change in passengers along the way. But it wouldn’t be a complete experience without some of the most well known sights in London like Oxford Street, Piccadilly Circus and Regent’s Street.
I had a great time filming this short film. I’m pretty sure I turned a few heads in the process. I even got a PA from the bus driver to take a seat and stop filming while the bus was moving.
Till next time…
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