Humans of Oxford: Ian Banks: Driven to success

Ian Banks is always surprised when people ask what it is that he chose to have etched into his forearm with permanent ink. “If you’ve driven a car, you’ve seen it,” he said. For anyone not well associated with motor vehicles, the circular design with varying numbers and perpendicular lines is a gear shift ― a stick shift, to be exact. “They’re more fun to drive,” he explained. “It takes more skill.” During his freshman year of high school, Ian began capturing photographs of exotic cars that caught his eye as he drove around his hometown of Columbus. Sharing...

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