Becoming a photographer in NYC is the dream of many people who have a passion for photography. One of them is Ryan Weideman. He decided to move to NYC back in 1980 to become a street photographer. Soon after he rented a small studio apartment and was in need of quick money for a rent. So, inspired by his neighbor who was a taxi driver, he had the brilliant idea to drive a taxi and transform it into a studio. Weideman had already graduated from the California College of Arts & Crafts, so he was previously influenced by other successful photographers. In the city that never sleeps, he was ferrying party-goers between 5 pm and 5 am on weekends. Not long after he decided to take along his camera, and make some incredibly beautiful photographs.
“After the first week of driving a taxi I could see the photographic potential,” Ryan says. “So many interesting and unusual combinations of people getting into my cab. Photographing seemed like the only thing to do. The backseat image was constantly in a state of flux, thronged with interesting looking people that were exciting and inspired, creating their own unique atmosphere”
Here is some of them, courtesy of Bored Panda.