A day in the life: Pt.12
02:07:07pm. Princes Pier.
I keep returning to this location; there’s something about it that seems to draw in photographers, and draw them back. On this day, I was seeking a new angle, looking for patterns and textures and forms at a different level…
A day in the life: Pt.11
12:50:53pm. Foddies Cafe, Albert Park.
Time to replenish energy after a morning’s wanderings… this time from Foddies Cafe – lactose free (of course!), which is surprisingly hard to find in Melbourne (supposedly a city that takes its coffee very – perhaps a little too – seriously). Not pictured here: massive pulled beef burger with swiss cheese, bacon, and sweet potato chips IN the bun. Ambitious, delicious, and precarious in roughly equal proportion.
A day in the life: Pt.10
12:04:06pm. Acland St, St Kilda.
I’ll have a… rocky road. Definitely. No, a lemon cream slice. No, actually, a coconut slice. AND a rocky road!
(This is Acland Street, in St Kilda. There are about six or seven of this shops, all with cakes in the windows, all the time. Tempting…)
A day in the life: Pt.9
12:00:01pm. St Kilda.
Morning became afternoon as I wandered towards St Kilda proper. Along the way, I passed this wonderful theatre, looking (like much of St Kilda) a wonderfully charismatic combination of old charm, modern decay, and occasional neglect in between. This is just about the only angle that reveals this particular mix, as the sides of the theatre are almost entirely enshrouded in thick canvas. It’s a work in progress. It’s just not clear what that progress is aimed towards…
A day in the life: Pt.8
11:50:17am. St Kilda Pier.
I walked away from the Pier, towards another little jetty, but it didn’t make the ’24’ cut. I was feeling the pressure in a different way, knowing that I was now half way out of daylight and only a third of the way through my shots… the day was becoming a sort of pushing/pulling, to keep hours and shots in sync. In the midst of those calculations, I saw these two perched on the top of a small hill next to the beach, free from such self-imposed constraints and just enjoying the moment…
A day in the life: Pt.7
11:43:49am. St Kilda Pier.
I thought the Pier might produce something of interest – seagulls, or people fishing, or penguins, or some combination thereof. As it turned out, the view from the Pier was better than the view of the Pier, as the storm clouds gathered above the city…
A day in the life: Pt.6
11:35:27am. St Kilda Beach.
Actually not much to write about this one… I liked the way they seemed to be falling out of the darker cloud to the lighter clouds below, and the way they were gently spiralling. From a distance, it looked a peaceful, serene way to travel. Up close, I suspect this was not the case…