WHEN I was student living in San Francisco in the 1960’s, I rode buses and cable cars every day. I knew the system so well, I could transfer back to where I started, saving a fare. Jumping on and off a moving cable car was normal. The whole town rode the bus, not just your friends.
One day I was about to offer some photographic tips to an elderly woman (Imogen Cunningham) carrying a Twin Lens Reflex, when suddenly I realized I was in the presence of a master. The only thing that didn’t fit were the ads. They were a jangling affront. Around this time I modified a business machine to print photographs about the size of the bus ads. From that came the Bus Shows.
The Bus Shows have been profiled in various publications, including: