On the edges

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West Footscray, near the recent fire

I went in search of the source of the recent fire that consumed a factory in Melbourne’s western suburbs recently. The smoke had died down, but it was still NOT extinguished 3 days after it broke out. Using my local knowledge of the area I drove down 2 streets that may have gained me closer access to the source of the fire. While I did not succeed in this endeavour I got to see a part of my local area I had not visited for some time, if  at all. This is what I found, and it is almost pastoral in its appearance.

Everything came together the light, the weather, it was meant to be. This has to be one of my least ‘processed’ files in a long time. Which makes it even more exciting for me. Sadly it does not fit into my long form tumblr project pc:3020, because it is not in that postcode.

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Spare Moments

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Guess where… Melbourne?

I was fortunate to have some spare time this weekend, in between helping my friend Gary  edit his  photobook and unpacking the house as the renovations wind down. During some down time I showed him around my suburb, as he is from South Australia. The image above is a view that is going to be a  regular place I visit.

During his stay we talked of many things and I took away plenty of food for thought. Things like; what are the driving factors behind modern curators choices in exhibiting photographic art? The importance of photographing your ‘place’ in the here and now. The rate and significance of urban change; amongst many other things.