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Top Deck by James Pearson-Howes & Will Robson-Scott

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—01 & 02. James Pearson-Howes.
—03. Will Robson-Scott.


"In popular myth, Margaret Thatcher reportedly said that any man still travelling by bus after the age of 30 could consider himself a failure. The quote is almost certainly apocryphal, but it stuck in the public consciousness because it sounded like the kind of thing that an arch-conservative would say; cars were the preserve of the rich and successful, whereas buses were how the poor, the failed and the antisocial travelled around the city.

If there’s any truth in that distinction, then it damns an awful lot of people in London. Every week day, over 6800 buses carry around 6 million people across 700 different routes. And while buses have their problems, they offer a unique view of the city."

This except from Justin Quirk's foreward sums up the inspiration behind a new publication by James Pearson-Howes and Will Robson-Scott. Photographed over a 2 year period from the top deck of various East London buses, and currently on show at renowned advertising agency Mother, the project offers a fresh perspective on the monotony of the daily commute.

Top Deck

Reader Comments (3)

Great stuff...
January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristophe
Interesting post Simon.

January 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterReg
Great post.

Amazing photos.
January 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMarcel

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