Photographer Oleg Tolstoy: Tokyo’s Nighttime Taxi Drivers

‘Who’s Driving Tokyo’, is a series of unguarded portraits of taxi drivers and passengers in Japan’s capital: a city where manners are of paramount importance, even within the privacy of the taxi cab. “Travelling a lot you usually find taxi drivers to be keen talkers,” comments Oleg, “at home in London or in New York, it’s rare to exit a vehicle without an earful of opinions. In Tokyo, however, interaction is kept to a minimum. The formality of the situation is fascinating: drivers wear clean-cut suits and white gloves, car doors open automatically, and they never expect a tip.”

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