All comes from a mistake. During a world tour trip in 2001-2002, while I was in Chile, I wanted to open a new e-mail account in Yahoo "nicointheworld". While doing that, I was very much preoccupied by finding out a bus to reach my following destination, and I typed by mistake "nicointhebus" instead. I have finally kept it because first I found it less pretentious, and second I found it very consistent with my daily life. Travelling as a backpacker, it is first spending an incredible amount of time in public transportation means, and specifically in buses. I have mainly met the most interesting people in this kind of transportation means, locals or other backpackers equally. Sharing with locals the daily life of public transports, it is sharing a real piece of local life, and this is a way to move a bit from strict tourism to something that I would call travelling.
Which photo set?
After years of a courageous and dogmatic resistance, I left in 2006 the film camera universe to move to the digital one. Today, I shoot with a Canon EOS 5D Mark II, and four Canon lenses : a 50 f/1.4, a 16-35 f/2.8, a 28-70 f/2.8 and a 100-400 f/4.5-5.6. The photos made prior to 2006 have been mainly made with some Canon reflex film cameras. So, the up-loaded photos are partly scans from my films, made by a labo round the corner, without any specific request. All photos are edited on Photoshop.
Rules of the Best Of?
I up-load some of my photos into www.flickr.com. The ranking of the Best Of is established according to the feedback I have on my photos from other members of this site. Thus, it is not "my" Best Of, but the one of the people who have the kindness to have a look to my work. I update it very lazily, and if you want to have a look to my Flickr page, please go to http://www.flickr.com/photos/nicointhebus/. On the top of that, I have created a Facebook page "www.facebook.com/nicointhebus" when you can find more recent photos.