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Dougie Wallace spent 4 years photographing the now defunct black and yellow Premier Padmini cabs of Bombay falling for their garish, psychedelic interiors and the elusive charisma of the drivers. Between the golden hours of 4-6pm Wallace could been seen on the streets of Bombay loitering with intent at busy junctions or at traffic lights ready to ambush. Road Wallah demonstrates Dougie Wallace’s tremendous technical ability, his use of colour, composition and humour, to produce photographs of depth and beauty.
“‘Living in Shoreditch has helped me develop an eye for the tragi-comic, messy side of uninhibited human behaviour. My Glasgow upbringing has shaped my style, which has been described as ‘visually exaggerated’ and ‘hard edged’. What motivates my pictures is human behaviour. People’s interactions and emotions fascinate me. My stories are thematic; they have similarities of expressions running through them. My work is informed by societies trends and incongruities and translating what I see into wit, criticism and humorous vignettes. I’d like to think that my photos convey a personalised point of view that believable and absurd.”
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Photo Credit: © Dougie Wallace