Phoneboxing: Exploring London's Bashed-Up Kiosks

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Phoneboxing: Exploring London's Bashed-Up Kiosks
Euuughh!
Euuughh!
The least enviable lunch break of all time.
The least enviable lunch break of all time.
Naked phone.
Naked phone.
A booklet from a Grand Theft Auto game...somehow appropriate.
A booklet from a Grand Theft Auto game...somehow appropriate.
A classy booth.
A classy booth.
Corrodofone.
Corrodofone.

The London red phone box is one of the greatest icons of our city. Yet in the mobile age, these once proud structures have taken something of a beating. A new photoblog by Trystan Shaw is out to document the various uses and abuses of our call boxes — from scratch and scrawl to the curious items people leave behind.

What can the contents, cover art and corrosion of these once essential features of British society tell us about the lives they’ve led, their current status and where they might end up? These are the questions I hope my photographs will answer. If nothing else, I hope you enjoy the randomness, predictability and curiosity of what I find in the capital’s phone boxes…

You can see more of Trystan's discoveries over at phoneboxing.com.

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Last Updated 10 September 2012