Here’s a brief photo essay that I made on the Mean Streets of Melbourne. All taken as a passenger in a fast moving car zipping through heavy traffic on a hot Saturday evening. It covered the Melbourne suburbs of Elwood, where I lived in the late 1970’s, and St Kilda which is the suburb on the city side of Elwood. In the 19th century St Kilda was a luxury beach side area of grand houses, many of which still stand today.
How do we go about finding a niche in street photography? What is street photography in the first place? Is there a universal definition, or do we have to find our own way?
I’m not a big fan of the term ‘street photography.’ It’s a vague, nebulous term that means different things to different people. So any means we use to define the term will of necessity have indistinct boundaries. (more…)