World Press Photography

I'm not sure what it says about me, but I found the photographs of animals far more compelling than those of humans. I'm talking about the World Press Photography exhibition, currently showing at the State Library of NSW. The annual exhibition often features photographs of people in desperate situations around the world, fighting wars, living [...]

Long Weekend

"Your dog is so cute. Do you mind if I take a photograph?", I asked the group of three women, waiting for a bus on Oxford Street. "No worries", they said, as they helped to coax the reluctant hound from allowing me to take the shot. There was a lovely "long weekend" feel about the [...]

Mortuary Station

I've lost track of the number of times I've walked past Sydney's "Mortuary Station" and wanted to jump over the fence and take a look. In the days before the car became popular, people (both the living and the dead) would travel to Sydney's Rookwood Cemetery by train, leaving from what was known as the [...]

Circular Quay, Sydney, views at dawn

Having woken early, and knowing the weather would be fine this weekend, I caught a train to Circular Quay ahead of sunrise. There weren't too many people around. Just a handful of early morning walkers, and a couple of other people with an interest in photography. When I arrived, one photographer (with a tripod) had [...]