As of April, 2011, these three Brits (from left to right: Leigh, Paul and Johno) are currently attempting to break the Guinness World Record for the longest taxi cab ride. And if that wasn't already awesome enough, they're doing it to raise money for charity. Having bought a London black cab, affectionately christened "Hard Hearted Hannah," they modified it to beef up the engine, add a shotgun seat and remove the barrier, not to mention installing a needlessly (and gloriously) deafening speaker system, and are driving it through over one hundred countries on their way from London to Sydney. I crossed paths with them in Kiev, Ukraine, at the charming Chillout Hostel ( http://www.chillouthostelkiev.com) and couldn't resist the invitation to catch a ride with them from Kiev to Lviv, and then on from Lviv to Krakow, Poland. We were stopped by Ukrainian police at least five times along the way. If I remember correctly, I was the first official fare of their journey. Thankfully, the guys were kind enough to accept (in lieu of the meter price of £1035) a tank of petrol, a few beers, some pasta and bread, and a donation, through their website, to the British Red Cross. You can keep up with their amazing journey and support their cause at: http://www.itsonthemeter.com
I was traveling light (for me) so for this photo I had only two lights: a Canon 580EX II off-camera left behind the subject(s) and one Canon 580EX II on-camera. They were triggered with Radiopoppers and left unmodified other than a couple of quarter-strength CTO gels.
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