People with Cameras

“There are so many photographers here I don’t know where to look”, was not the phrase you would expect from a bride-to-be in Sydney’s Hyde Park this afternoon. It was then her official wedding photographer looked behind, and realised he, not she, was the centre of attention. Unwittingly, they found themselves in the midst of a 400-person gathering called “People With Cameras”, where the photographic theme was “Photographers in their element. Black and white”.

“How did you go with the theme?”,… Read the rest “People with Cameras”

Spotted on Oxford Street

“Oh my goodness, he’s wearing an Expo 88 shirt”, I thought to myself as I stood net to a man at the lights near Taylor Square.

Although I’d left Brisbane earlier in 1988, I did return briefly on a couple of occasions throughout the year. And while I was there, of course, I visited Expo 88.

My memories of Expo 88 are somewhat dim now. I really only remember the queues.

But Expo 88 was definitely a turning point in the history of Brisbane.… Read the rest “Spotted on Oxford Street”