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The photographer is both actor and director is this series of short stories of a hitch-hiker in the UK and the drivers who pick him up. The people who decide in a split second to stop their cars and offer a lift to a stranger become unsuspecting documentary photo subjects of a dying breed of people willing to offer help to total strangers.
In the end, the project feels more like a tightly controlled sociological document that lacks the emotional insight, humor and compassion that it could have. The reader is left wanting to know more about each of these kind strangers and why they were willing to stop. Were they lonely? Do they pick up hitchers as a matter of course? What did the hitcher and driver talk about? Did the drivers feel duped when they discovered that the hitcher really did not need a ride but another "stamp" in his passport?
Instead we get very little "background" about the drivers, and rather mute portraits of them looking fairly uncomfortable about being caught in an act of kindness.
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