Long Form Project Research

North Melbourne and West Melbourne are inner suburbs north of the CBD. They have been changing rapidly since we moved to the west in late 2000. There is currently a major infrastructure project being undertaken. It will irrevocably change the appearance atmosphere and function of the suburb. I recently visited there with this in mind and as part of an ongoing collaborative project with Gary. I learned several things. Some of these point to the history of the suburb, in particular its 20th century industrial past, others to where there may be big physical changes.

I used my time to make some digital pictures that will help me chart the changes as they occur and build on the existing collaboration with Gary. They will also enable me when I return with film cameras to make good choices in composition, and lighting.

Lauren Street & Barwise Street West Melbourne
Lauren Street & Barwise Street West Melbourne
Lauren Street & Barwise Street West Melbourne
Lauren Street & Barwise Street West Melbourne
Corner Queensbury and Laurens Streets West Melbourne
Corner Queensbury and Laurens Streets West Melbourne, late one afternoon in October
Corner Queensbury and Laurens Streets West Melbourne
Corner Queensbury and Laurens Streets West Melbourne, one morning in October
Laurens street West Melbourne, facing north
Laurens street West Melbourne, facing north
Laurens street West Melbourne, facing north from Footscray Road
Laurens street West Melbourne, facing north from Footscray Road
A decorative hoarding on the West Melbourne Station site
A decorative hoarding on the West Melbourne Station site

My new obsession

We live in Melbourne’s West. About 10 kilometres from the city. We are fortunate to have a park at the end of our street, the park includes ovals for football and cricket, as well as a famous set of wheat silos. The silos have been featured in several TV ads for Insurance and the Womens… Continue reading My new obsession