In the late 1980s, artist Kathy Shorr took a job as a limousine driver so she could photograph her passengers. Her photography was recently featured in an article The Guardian:
The photos are a document of their time: people were smoking, smartphones didn’t exist, no one was taking selfies. “Nobody was interested in giving you a sanitised version of what they were,” says Shorr. “This was a collaboration between photographer and subject.” Most of all, the photos are documents of people: the types of people Shorr grew up with, who lived in Brooklyn before it was an aspirational place to live. “I think all the people I drove had jobs that they worked hard at. They weren’t jobs that required an education per se, but these were people that did what they had to do, and they also played hard. They liked to enjoy themselves, they lived life. They knew how to have a good time.”
Shorr’s favorite photograph from that project and time is Bridesmaids Smoking, 1989. Click here to see them all.