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Fisherman
Dark water
standing tall
John. Vietnam vet and Agent Orange victim. Life on the Street.
Rest
Mrauk-u city a few minutes before sunset
The battle of life
FISHING NETWORK
A Long Road in Iceland
Pumpkin Patch and Corn pit - an ultimate experience for kids
Fall
I never want to go home
Grand Staircase
The little Krishna
Bike Rental in Rural Japan
Love for sale
Morning Chaos at the Essaouira Port
New Orleans Audubon Zoo peacock boasting his colors
Passing Souls, at Rockefeller Center
Death Valley Gradients
Mysteries Eyes
Black cat on the white snow
A devout woman arranges lit diyas for worshipping on the eve of Dev-deepabali
15th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
I never want to go home

While driving through the canyons that separate the majority of Los Angeles from the Valley, I took an interest in the idea that, in our cars, we briefly enter and exit the lives of hundreds of people on a daily basis. I began looking at the drivers that passed me. Their behaviours fascinated me. In the mire of traffic, many of their faces were despondent and sometimes angry. Others sang and danced, oblivious to the world around them. My intrigue grew as I increasingly noticed the inconsistencies with how these same people acted in other public settings. It was almost as if their automobiles shielded them from public view, providing a quasi veil of privacy. In reality, no matter how tinted their windows were, there was, in fact, no privacy. On the contrary, on the roads and in our cars, we are a mobile display. 

TAGS: California, Classic Car, Driving, Freeway

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