I love travel and the invigorating energy I get from exploring new places. Maybe that’s why I’ve lived in four different countries to date (Canada, the UK, New Zealand and now Australia).
I’ve started an ongoing personal photography project dubbed “Melbourne Town,” to photograph the city and capture the things about it that I either love or find fascinating or are just plain ‘Melburnian’.
My new home in Melbourne (having relocated here a few months ago) is just such an invigorating place. It’s a city with a fantastic vibe that I love: from the architecture, cafés, festivals and creative goings-on to the eclectic citizens that have such a sunny attitude to life (despite the frequent rain!)
It’s always the cliché that you never really see the sights in the place that you live, which is why I’m determined to keep my ‘tourist hat’ on for as long as I can sustain it and to get out and soak up the history, sights, attractions and culture of Melbourne with fresh eyes.
Here’s some initial images from an outing earlier this week. The city has many faces, and can be so different by night and day. These were shot between dusk and 9pm on a Wednesday night, contrasting the hustle bustle of places like Chinatown with more empty spaces in the central city.