Taxi - An exhibition of Japanese works by Alexander James

Posted: 2010-04-28

Alexander James previous exhibitor on newchemicalhistory has an exhibition of his work running at the moment in the Coningsby gallery in London. The Taxi shots look amazing, if you are in London would be well worth checking out.

"Photographer Alexander James has traveled the globe in search of his subjects. He first traveled to Japan in 1996 to first work on the ‘Taxi’ series, this ongoing body of work has brought him back to Tokyo on many an occasion.

This series illustrates his fascination with the energy of urban taxi's at night: ‘they glow with a sense of urgency in the business of someone's journey playing out. The way the landscape interacts with the reflective surfaces of the taxi is often overlooked – I want to capture that light play with the energy and bustle of city life and the stillness of individual with it’. Which is why Alexander wanders the streets of Tokyo capturing the raw energy of Tokyo and the many untold stories unfolding in the night."