Road Wallah

by Dougie wallace



$43.00 $62.00

Road Wallah by Dougie Wallace. First edition (2016). First impression. Large format hardback in new condition. Flat signed by Dougie Wallace to title page. No markings. This is a brand new book. Please see pictures. PayPal accepted, any questions please get in touch.

About Road Wallah

Premier Padmini taxis, first introduced to the streets of Mumbai in the 1960s, have now all but disappeared following the introduction of laws to reduce pollution in the city. Locally known as 'Kaali-Peeli', there were once more than 60,000 of these iconic black and yellow cabs struggling through the chaos of Mumbai's streets. Over a four year period Dougie Wallace documented these elaborate Bollywood disco bars on wheels. The crowded streets of Mumbai and the assortment of passengers provide a dynamic and intense backdrop, as do the cabs themselves. Many are pimped with large speakers in the boot that blast out Bollywood hits, or are colourfully decorated inside with posters of Bollywood actresses, upholstered in loud hypnotic patterns, or feature Hindu gods and goddess on the dashboard.

About Dougie Wallace

Dougie Wallace, also known as Glasweegee, is a British street photographer from Glasgow, based in east London. He has had five books of his work published and been awarded Second Prize in the Portraiture category of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards.

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