Contemptuous on the left, self-righteous on the right.

I was in the city on the weekend and walking down the street with my husband when I heard the screech of brakes and yelling.
The guy in the middle was in a 4 wheel drive and yelling at the taxi driver. The driver was yelling back as he parked in the taxi rank in the centre of the road.
The middle guy jumped out of his car and advanced threateningly to the taxi driver.
He was yelling in his face and just after this pic was taken he spat at the cabbie.
Three other cabbies jumped in and held the taxi driver back from jumping on the spitting creep as he got back into his car and drove away.
I took about 20 photos from the start to the finish including scum bag driving away so I could get his number plate in case any police got called. (Spitting on someone is classed as assault in Australia.)
Melbourne taxi drivers can really make your blood boil at times but there is no excuse for this behaviour!
IN THE MEANWHILE my husband is saying to me ‘what the hell are you doing, you can’t do this’… which of course I ignored LOL.
Afterwards he asked ‘what if you do this when I’m not there?’. I actually think it makes it MORE dangerous with him there because if a guy got mad at me he would be more like to tackle my husband. :)
Anyway… I find when you have a camera in front of your face you tend to forget everything else and just focus in on taking the shot… and that includes whether it be spitting men or crouching under large animals to get that great POV lololol.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III
EF24-105mm f/4L IS USM @ 105mm
1/200 sec; f/5.0; ISO 100


photo journalism, documentary photography, street, anger, fight, argument, men, taxi driver, melbourne, street photography, black and white, maree cardinale, road rage

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  • Isabela M. Lamuño
    Isabela M. Lamuñoabout 2 years ago

    brilliant, amusing shot!

  • Thank you very much xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • geof
    geofabout 2 years ago

    Doing your civic duty – great work. Good to see the taxi driver standing up for himself – as you say their driving is not always up to scratch, but they do have to deal with some appalling behaviour from taxi users and/or other drivers. Don’t get me started on four wheel driver personality types. Maybe such incidents come from living in large cities – driving in the smaller interstate cities is much more civilized. I’m getting off the soap box now.

  • lol, I carry a soap box around under my arm because I need it so often :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • barnsis
    barnsisabout 2 years ago

    Excellent presentation in the B&W close up

  • Thanks, it’s a much better shot I think :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Berns
    Bernsabout 2 years ago

    The spitting man! Great capture M !

  • Thanks B xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Mark.I.F. Jarvis
    Mark.I.F. Jarvisabout 2 years ago

    Looks like this could be a scene from a movie – great capture

  • Thank you very much Mark :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Mark.I.F. Jarvis
    Mark.I.F. Jarvisabout 2 years ago

    ps – Great story behind the image

  • Thanks xox

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Guendalyn
    Guendalynabout 2 years ago

    this is wonderful wotk !!!

  • Thanks G :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Glenn Cecero
    Glenn Ceceroabout 2 years ago

    Perfect, great shot! Love it!

  • Thanks Glenn, I’m pleased you do :)

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Andrew  Makowiecki
    Andrew Makowi...about 2 years ago

    great street photo Maree. Shot no doubt with a ten millimeter lens lol.

    These type of shots scare me a bit.

  • I’m so sorry I missed responding to this till now. Thank you so much. I’m thrilled to get a feature in your group Andrew.
    LOL, re 10mm… I was across the road about 15m away. :)))

    – Maree Cardinale

  • Tatjana Larina
    Tatjana Larinaalmost 2 years ago

    Look like old movie scene. My first though was – wow, how it possible so cool to take picture of movie (tv screen) LOL. Great and very emotional capture, Maree!

  • Thanks Tatty, some things just ask to be shot :)

    – Maree Cardinale

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