There is always a part of your city that you live in that is the centre of everything. The part of town that you always walk through, the part of town that you don't mind exercising in front of everyone, and the part of town that you walk through on the way to work. In this case it's Hyde Park, Sydney.. .....I pulled my camera out in the early evening to do this culture editorial as I knew the light would be soft and a little flat. But that's how I like the light when I shoot culture stories. Not to mention all the diverse people walking, exercising and hanging out that allows me to shoot a wide range of subjects. And I am not only talking about the people ..........But the surrounding buildings and structures that make a park. Well in my opinion it's not really a park but more of a surrounding area that is a gathering place for everyone to enjoy at 6pm.
The Over Achiever
A bit of a funny editorial this one.......And yes has you can see it's another Culture post. This time it's on Surry Hills, I lived in the area for around 8 years. And have seen so many changes in this part of Sydney (Yes I will be getting out of Sydney soon to document another part of the world) But I found it so interesting to see how it has changed so much in the time I have lived there and the time I have been away e.g so many cafes and bars have opened up and a lot have closed down too. The people seem to have changed a bit, not as arty as they were once before. But a little bit more refined to say the least.
I spent the afternoon walking around my old stomping ground snapping what I could when I could. Focusing on quality not quantity as most decent photographers would. And walked away feeling pretty happy with my efforts. I would have to say that if I walked around Surry Hills last week or next week I am sure I would get something completely different to what I have here.
Never think you can under Achieve when you can Over Achieve.
The Hide Away
Who would think a garden of eden would be hidden away in the middle of the city ( Sydney) and hold so many amazing treasures. The colour the design of the Chinese Gardens are something to behold. I have only been here once before in the many years that I have lived in Sydney but I thought this would be a amazing chance to show case how beautiful this place is. The gardens first open in 1988 to co inside with the bicentennial celebrations and were named the garden of friendship to symbolise the bond between China and Australia.
Located in Darling Harbour, once you pay a 6 dollar entry fee you will be unleashed to a beautiful setting that is not only used for fashion shoots but also weddings. As you will see in this editorial I have shot it mostly in colour and a few black and white but you will also notice that some of the pictures have a fogged look to them........Well that was me breathing on the lens of my camera to give it a dream like feel to the shots. I think if you could transport yourself to China for a few hours, this would be the place to do it as it transpires the cross between asian and european culture.
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