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Neon Portraits Of Filipino Trike Cabs That Look Like Something Out Of Bladerunner

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Neon Portraits Of Filipino Trike Cabs That Look Like Something Out Of Bladerunner

Oleg Tolstoy is a London-based social-documentary photographer and his latest series, Trikes of El Nido, gives us a peek into the neon-drenched world of Filipino drivers for hire on the island of Palawan.

The series is an eye-catching study of innovation and futurism in an unlikely, rural environment. Tricked out with LED lights and custom paint jobs, the trikes look like tiny cabs from the future.

"El Nido is a remote town on the Philippine island of Palawan. There’s not much of a nightlife so the drivers need to compete for business, but only a few have gone to this much effort," Tolstoy explains.

"When I learned that LED lights only became available in the town in 2016, I realised that their customisations are a creative outlet as much as a commercial decision. I thought it was time to show the world that El Nido is more than its natural scenery. This is innovation, Palawan-style."

Find more of Tolstoy's documentary photography here.

Via Oleg Tolstoy

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