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SpectacleTales
Melbourne, Australia
Street Style / Specs Style / Archi Style
Interests: A street photography project documenting the world of life, fashion, eyewear and architecture in Melbourne, Australia.
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If we take Robert Cornelius' "selfie" of 1839 as the beginning of portrait photography, we also have to see it as the start of street photography as it was taken outside his family's silver plating shop in Philadelphia. Then again the Boulevard du Temple is by Louis Daguerre (1838), a... Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at SpectacleTales
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More images from Gertrude Street Projection Festival 2016 - Opening Night. The Festival Hub is at The Catfish, the Opening Night party had three bands. Here are some images of ome of them. GAMER MUSIC. More images here. Also images of an art installation / performance at Little Woods Gallery Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at SpectacleTales
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Again some challenges here with photographing along the street, in a gallery and in the festival hub [The Catfish]. Some examples of the Gertrude Street images More GSPF 2016 images here. Continue reading
Posted Jul 17, 2016 at SpectacleTales
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Opening night of this great inner urban media arts festival in its 9th year. Some great public art along the street and in the housing estate. See http://gspf.com.au/about-gspf/ I've been fortunate to be selected as one of their photographers.This will really be fun! Another chance to shoot people, architecture, street... Continue reading
Posted Jul 14, 2016 at SpectacleTales
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As part of the UTAS Photography and Social Media Project 2, I’ve selected the north west stairway from Princes Bridge as the location. [See my earlier blogposts 23.05.2016 & 02.06.2016 for background influences and planning.] The photoshoot was planned on 12.06.2016, but still needed a story or theme as required... Continue reading
Posted Jun 16, 2016 at SpectacleTales
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Just finished a series shoots for MIJF 2016. I was fortunate to be accepted into their team of volunteer photographers. In the end I completed ten shoots and submitted 270+ images to the festival. There were many challenges from shooting under a variety of lighting, [pub rock band lighting, theatre... Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2016 at SpectacleTales
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So Melbourne is no Paris. It's just too flat. It has no Montmartre, that Atget, Ray, Kertész or Boubat photographed. And the external stairs that exist here are either new, like this ones at Federation Square opposite or are old ones which now have been modified to meet safety guidelines,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 2, 2016 at SpectacleTales
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Wow! This will be a great break for my photography. I signed up as a volunteer for the Melbourne International Jazz Festival 2016 which starts this Friday 03.06.2016. I thought I would be handing out programs at gigs etc, but also sent a link to my Flickr albums on the... Continue reading
Posted Jun 1, 2016 at SpectacleTales
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"The city, however, does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand, written in the corners of the streets, the gratings of the windows, the banisters of the steps, the antennae of the lightning rods, the poles of the flags, every segment marked in turn... Continue reading
Posted May 22, 2016 at SpectacleTales