Footscray, the suburb next door to mine, has residents from some 135 countries and while 10 years ago the population was mainly from Vietnam, China, India, U.K. and Italy, today, there’s been a major increase in residents from Sudan, Ethiopia, Somalia, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka and Myanmar (as well as refugees from other countries).
Over 80 languages are spoken which no doubt has some influence on the suburb’s wide variety of street art.
I decided to explore one lane opposite the Footscray Market late this afternoon after some shopping and liked what I saw.
I’m keen to explore some more another day.
From the archives…..
This image of a busker in the main shopping mall area in Burke Street remains one of my favourite images to this day.
I haven’t seen him since 2010 which is the year I first took up Photography as a hobby and I often wonder……..where is he now?
This is one image which looked terrible in colour, but B & W – just perfect.
From the Archives……
I didn’t go out of my way to make images comparing old and new architecture for these shots.
They are just various cityscapes made over a number of years when I was in the city (of Melbourne) and happen to contain architectural styles. Originally shot in colour, they seemed to lend themselves to B & W conversion.
Since I rarely go into the city since moving to the western suburbs of Melbourne 4 months ago, this blog will change in subject matter/style.
Not sure where its going, but hopefully I’ll wake up one morning and find some inspiration.
Simple subjects will probably take over from (mostly) street photography.