If you’ve traveled in less developed countries, you’ve probably seen some form of the Moto-Taxi. Also known as the Tuk-Tuk, Auto Rickshaw, death scooter, or simply moto. Actually, it’s not necessary to make this humble transport sound any more extreme than it really is. Unless your riding with the guy who has 100 stuffed
animals attached to his windshield, I feel you’re just as safe in a moto as anything else on the road in Perú. Which is to say, kinda safe? 65% of the time.
Anyways, the moto-taxi is a pretty unremarkable story. What I find remarkable is the style. I have spent the last few months trying to capture the insane mash ups of catholic imagery, dirty jokes, raging tigers, and crass appropriations. For every picture I got, there was at least 10 epic falcons or hilarious decals I missed. The style in Perú is like the Moto-taxi itself; it’s just too much to take in at once.