have you ever felt alone in a big city, well this isn’t really about that but more about how this person seemed to be in rows of chairs that were set up for a big event.  The event being the turning on of the Christmas lights here in my home city of Perth which happens to be tonight.alone

I am always on the hunt for new locations around the streets of Perth to shoot “different” street photography and of late have been playing with motion as you would have seen from the previous post “Journey”.   Today I find a cool location, waited a long time and I was quite patient surprisingly but in the end it was worth it as I captured shot that I was looking for.just do 50

I am inspired to shoot some street photography that is a little different than just people doing stuff, well that is hard to explain but I want more structure and better framed.  Find an interesting spot and wait for something to happen that catches my eye, but find a spot that has character.  The result, one of my favourite street photos to date.journey

I have been away for a couple of weeks and haven’t shot the streets much let alone posted, but this past few days I have enjoyed the walks.  Spring is here, the fashion changes, there is more and more peoples out and the whole vibe has changed….love it, bring on summer!

lovers fixing the up thing looking at transporter

An interesting stroll in the city today, everyone seemed to be carrying things and not little things, or even carrying them the right way.  I mean who pushes a rather large trolley up escalators and who throws fully dress mannequins over their shoulder, then walks them down the malls of the city.  Well, these guys do and they make good subjects for my photography so I thank them.

up the escalator  mannequin over the shoulder

There was a very interesting discussion in a facebook group I belong to, RAW Live.  The discussion started by Michael Williams, one of North Americas most experienced photography educators.  Basically Michael noticed that much of the street photography photos shared in the group wasn’t really showcasing Perth city, he hasn’t been here and would like to see more of Perth from a street photography sense rather than holiday photos.

Much of my street photography is based around peoples and their immediate scenes.  I agree, it is hard to see Perth in these shots unless you know Perth, they could have been taken in any city.  I can see the benefit of showcasing Perth and I took the challenge on this week, be it that I didn’t actually get out to shoot much but I have a few photos to share, though I really have to work on showcasing Perth more, it isn’t as easy as I thought.

Photo 1: everyone in Perth would understand, the cost of parking in the city is astronomical.  While not a super exciting shot, the PAY HERE caught my attention and she is being watched….look closely.pay for parking

Photo 2: As you do, walk down the street with a galah and a couple of parrots on your shoulder. Raising money for our feathered friends with the Canningvale BirdmanCanningvale Birdman

Photo 3: The local police doing their rounds in the malls, keeping the peace….who would get in the way of these horses, they are huge.police horses

It was a glorious day here in Perth and I was out of the office for a photo walk, as usual there was lots of “colourful” people out and about as well.  Is it me or does everyone else notice that half the crowd are glued to their smartphones.  Not this guy, he was just waiting!