From a degree in illustration from Rhode Island School of Design to the art director for Saks Fifth Avenue, to freelance designer – New York cabbie David Bradford is a prominent photographer that has created an impressive portrait of one of the world’s most beloved cities, all from the front seat of his cab.
Bradford has published two separate books of images and has graduated to short films created from his unique vantage point. The 15-second short films are raw in the very essence of the word. Shot on his cell phone, the “soundtrack” is whatever music happens to be on the radio and is published as-is, with no post-production manipulation.
So it would seem, this visual artist picked up cab driving to give more freedom to pursue his personal projects, only to find inspiration not much further than his rear-view mirror.
Meet the Cabbie and Photographer David Bradford:
New York Moment: Cabbie | Photographer David Bradford
Check out his books: Drive by Shootings : Photographs by a New York Taxi Driver and The New York Taxi Back Seat Book.
You can also see some of Bradford’s work on his website: drivebyshootings.com
Who knows, maybe next time you are in the Big Apple you’ll end up in Bradford’s cab.
Until Next Time . . .
Stay Inspired ~ Jules