Sleeping Drivers

In my wandering, I became intrigued by the confluence of black town cars and their eerie symbolism as heralds of death and began to photograph the drivers. As my focus honed in on these individuals, I started to pay attention to the news reports, discovering the sobering reality that being a livery driver is a dangerous profession, with 1992 setting the record of 39 drivers murdered. This statistic gradually declined over the next few years; however, in 2000 the news media was again reporting on a string of livery drivers found dead in their vehicles, twelve in total.