TELLING THE STORY OF A DAY IN THE LIFE OF A BUS

Client: Stadtbus Winterthur | Industry: Public Transportation
Our Work: Creative Concept, Photography Production, Visual Storytelling 

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Challenge

Stadtbus Winterthur is a regional bus service serving the second largest metropolitan area in the Canton of Zürich in Switzerland. For their annual report, they wanted their audience to see what goes into maintaing their fleet of over 50 buses.

Solution

Starting with the theme, "A Day in the Life of the Stadtbus,"  Brilliant Lens created a 24-hour timeline. Time-lapse and documentary  photography captured the story of the maintenance team and operations staff at the Gruzefeld Depot, as well as drivers and riders on the road.

What we did

Working around the clock in real time at the bus depot, we went from being literally under the bus in the maintenance pit to seeing a bird's eye view from the rooftop of the depot. We also followed several routes to capture everyday activity on the buses.

Result

From cleaning and system checks at the depot to the busy city streets and back, the images gave readers a peek at the teams that keep the buses running. The annual report also featured time-lapse sequences over several spreads to show progress in the depot over the 24-hour period.