Advertising, Editorial & Commercial Photographer in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne Town

By September 28, 2012 July 29th, 2018 Personal Work, Travel & Places

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.

RMIT Design Hub, photography by Sharon Blance for Image Workshop, Melbourne Australia, www.imageworkshop.com

The new RMIT Design Hub – one of my favourite buildings in Melbourne.

Photography by Sharon Blance for Image Workshop, www.imageworkshop.com

What’s more Melburnian than cyclists and trams?

Yarra Trams, photography by Sharon Blance for Image Workshop in Melbourne Australia, www.imageworkshop.com

Duck! Front window of a busy Chinatown restaurant, photography by Sharon Blance for Image Workshop, Melbourne Australia. www.imageworkshop.com

Duck! Front window of a busy Chinatown restaurant.

Chinatown. Photography by Sharon Blance for Image Workshop, Melbourne Australia. www.imageworkshop.com

Chinatown at night. The missing persons poster is a sombre contrast to the joviality of the after-work crowd on the sidewalk. Incidentally the body of the missing woman was found just this morning, after she had been abducted when walking home alone from a Melbourne bar a few nights prior.

Tram stop, Flagstaff Gardens. Photography by Sharon Blance for Image Workshop, Melbourne Australia. www.imageworkshop.com

Tram stop, Flagstaff Gardens. What would we do without iPhones to keep us occupied while waiting for the tram?

Queen Victoria Market. Photography by Sharon Blance for Image Workshop, Melbourne Australia. www.imageworkshop.com

Queen Victoria Market after dark; the storage containers standing silent like tombstones. Part of the market is built directly over one of Melbourne’s original cemeteries, and 9000 bodies still remain underneath.

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