Can it really be my first post for this year, surely is…I have been far to busy doing, well something anyways.  Today I met a friend in the city for lunch and to wander around taking a few photos, we were commenting on a particular area not having anything much to photograph as it was really just a thoroughfare, or just peoples sitting on their smartphones.  Anyways, I saw this shot and captured it, many of my street photographs are black & white but this needed to be colour and of course if I could go back in time I would frame it slightly different but it is what it is…enjoy my first post for 2016

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she’s watching

It’s been a great year in general and I have met some amazing peoples, joining them on photography walks and street sessions of sorts.  My favourite photo, featured in an earlier post here had an honourable mention in the Snap Happy POTY Awards, but an amazing photographer judge by the name of Scott McCook.  While I did not win, I was truly pleased with a honourable mention.

Today, the last day of shooting I was harassed for the first time ever so aggressively.  The full story is on my facebook page streetography, but this will not deter me and I wall always shoot with honour and with morals. May that angry man have a good new years.

My favourite shot for the last days of shooting contains a living thing, but it is not human …enjoy and have a Happy New Years to all my followers around the globe.

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a dog’s life

I thought that I should share one of my favourite street photos of the year.  It was during the recent Beaufort Street Festival and I had a few hours to wander around with me and my Son-ikon (Sony body, Nikon 50mm lens).  There was much to do at the festival for young and old, this particular wall was made up of adult colouring book pages and there were many people who had stopped to colour. I had photographed a few different people there but when this one girl was there, the scene screamed out “photograph me”

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patterns and swirls

A common scene in many cities of the world, Perth no different.  Somebody buried in their smartphones while the world passes them by.

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passing by

39 degrees C in Perth and the annual Beaufort Street Festival was on, and I wanted to go for a wonder in the hottest part of the day. You’d have thought it would have been quiet being so hot but no, there was millions of people there, ok maybe a slight exaggeration.  There is plenty to see, plenty to eat, more than plenty to drink and a whole heaps of entertainment…if you are into one of Perth’s biggest cultural events of the year, get yourself along.  I hear that after the sun goes down it rocks on until at least 9pm, then the pubs n clubs keep going.

Check out my whole gallery hereBeaufort Street Festival 1

Beaufort Street Festival 2 Beaufort Street Festival 3 Beaufort Street Festival 4  Beaufort Street Festival 5

Another shot from Wing’s photowalk today in Leederville.  Definitely couldn’t resist capturing this little fella, his owner was lost in conversation with her friends but he was watching the world go by.  There was plenty of pooches around, seems these days that everyone likes to take them to cafes.

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Oh wait, what, when…yes I do shoot colour street photography as well as black & white but not as often.  Sometimes photos need to be in colour to maintain my vision.  Here is one from a photowalk organised today by my good buddy WIng.

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