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I have had an interest in people and a fascination in observing the way they
live and what they do when on their journey In this series of documentary
photographs I am aiming to convey the practicalities of their everyday life
during their commute within the city of Birmingham. Capturing the way
passengers pass their time during their journey: sometimes a short journey or
sometimes long, and observe the different ways they occupy themselves
within this environment. Photographing situations where it is no longer
popular or commonplace to talk to fellow passengers in this shared space
where a new generation seems preoccupied with texting family or friends, or
listening to Ipods or simply eating a bag chips.
The number 11C double-decker travels both clockwise and anticlockwise
around the city ring-road carrying 50,000 passengers each day on one of
Europe’s longest urban bus routes which first came into existence in 1923.
Passing through seventeen different areas in and around the city,
Handsworth, Winson Green, Bearwood, Harborne, Bournville, Selly Oak,
Cotteridge, King's Heath, Moseley, Acocks Green and finally Six Ways in
Erdington, it takes three hours to complete a full circuit and provides an
opportunity to document a travelling population that come from socially and
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