"A portrait often develops in my imagination long before it exists in reality. I’m haunted by it, unable to visualize anything else. I'm free once I capture and render a photograph that is truthful and authentic to my mental image. The photograph is successful, in my eyes, if elements of the image convey something beyond that observed.
My travel photography aims to transport the viewer to another time and another place, to a reality observed rather than constructed. It’s an investigation into the people, their lives and the places that are integral and important to them."
Highly Commended, Australian Photography Magazine, Photographer of the Year, Travel, People and Portraiture
Top 10, Australian Photography Magazine, Photographer of the Year, Black & White
Winner, The Age / Sydney Morning Herald Clique Photographer of The Year, 2015.
Finalist, The Age / Sydney Morning Herald Clique Portraiture, 2015.
Winner, The Age / Sydney Morning Herald Clique Dusk to Dawn: Low light photography, 2014.
Finalist, The Age / Sydney Morning Herald Clique Sport and Action, 2014.
Finalist, The Age / Sydney Morning Herald Clique Buildings and Monuments, 2014.
Finalist, The Age / Sydney Morning Herald Clique People and their Hobbies, 2014
Susan Brunialti is a Melbourne based photographer, currently studying an Advanced Diploma at Photography Studies College. Her passion for photography grew from her love for travel, where she continues to be inspired to capture the essence of a time, a place and its people.
In 2016, her street photography won Best Entry at the Australian Interstate Photographic Competition run by the Australian Photographic Society. She is also an exhibitor in the 2017 “Shot In The Heart of Melbourne” Street photography exhibition.
"The stimulation photography provides me is what drives me, I enjoy communicating stories through a visual medium."
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The Curious Shadows (Joseph Chow) is a Melbourne street photographer on a never ending quest for light and shadows
Brett Florence is a Melbourne based photographer who is going through a bit of a black and white phase.
“Incorporating people’s daily activities into a high contrast, dramatic environment really interests me at the moment. Shooting in black and white seems to help me achieve that”
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We are in control of how we frame an image, what we choose to include and omit, and the stories that we want to convey. This may have nothing to do with the ‘reality’ of the situation in which the photograph was taken, and all starts with our vision of the final image.
Although I enjoy all genres of photography and like trying new techniques, my passion lies with street photography. It’s a form of photography that allows me to practice almost every day, embraces the unexpected, allows a certain amount of preparation, but then relies on chance, and always throws up surprises on image review. The random images I take coalesce over time into coherent (to me!) series of images, some of which are presented here. To this end I also set myself a challenge last year to post one street photo each day to my Instagram feed. This has been a great experience and is almost a meditative space for me, which I look forward to.
I have learned to look for the abstract in everyday life, the play of light and shadow, and the isolation of colour. This is how I like to capture my street images, and spreads into all the work I do.
2017 Catwalk to Sidewalk exhibition : Melbourne Street Fashion, at the Victorian Archive Centre, image added to the VAC permanent archival collection
2017 Monash Gallery of Art - Friends of the MGA Ramp Exhibition - Best Creative Image
I am also actively involved in the following groups,
My name is Cristina Solomon, I am a freelance photographer. I love to photograph street and travel photography both locally and internationally. I am an active member of Frankston Photographic Club and have joined locally competitions.
I am passionate in street and cityscape photography.
Cristina Solomon - A Young Woman, deep in her thoughts
Cristina Solomon - Between Two Box Beaches
Cristina Solomon - Children at Ganges
Cristina Solomon - Coachman and His Son
Cristina Solomon - Collins Street, Melbourne
Cristina Solomon - Cuban and His Tobacco
Cristina Solomon - Going to Work
Cristina Solomon - Guarding Tiananmen
Cristina Solomon - Havana, Faithful to History
Cristina Solomon - Homeless
Cristina Solomon - Hosier Lane
Cristina Solomon - In the hands of a barber
Cristina Solomon - Last day of Autumn
Cristina Solomon - Let's Player Chinese Checkers
Cristina Solomon - Melbourne Lane
Cristina Solomon - Moroccan Man
Cristina Solomon - Morrocan Fast Food
Cristina Solomon - New York Newsstand
Cristina Solomon - Other side of Melbourne
Cristina Solomon - Time to go home
Cristina Solomon - Tourists at the Ghats Cremation
Cristina Solomon - Waiting
Cristina Solomon - Working at Fez Tannery
"My journey to photography developed with my growing interest in travelling. I have been shooting street in Melbourne for about 12 months now I shoot street in colour or black and white, whatever scene catches my eye at any moment. I particularly like shooting on rainy days."
Mike Reed has always had a camera, at the ready in his hand. His working life was as a film editor of TV Commericals has made him see life at 25 frames per sec and faster. Quick , mercurial and short lived .
Mike Reed is an antenna for ideas…for interesting-ness.
A fisher of images.
A wanderer of back streets because life from ’behind’ can be more savoury.
Waiting , wishing, watching …while quoting what Raghu Rai ( Magnum Photographer) said..."I wait...(pointing skyward) and He performs"
Mike finds Melbourne emulates a wonderful global delicatessen within its leafy and concrete ‘aisles’ as roads and ever festooning glass displays as in buildings. Therein resides an exotic and diverse populace which provides stimulating flavours, strange customs , behaviours, occurrences and quirky human characters .
All this fusion from confusion serves to provide exciting concoctions unequalled anywhere especially for Mike as he seeks the unusual moment, the juxta-pose , the eclectic electric snap of this delectable cosmos.
Mario Mirabile been involved in photographic art since the early eighties.
Mario is based in Melbourne and practices many styles of photography, but sees himself primarily as an observer and interpreter of the built environment through stylized street photography and urban landscape work. He is drawn to and motivated by the compositional constructs of the natural and un-natural geometry which surrounds us, and can often be found in Melbourne’s streets and laneways, seeking out the graphic backdrops he favours in his images.
Mario is an active member of the Caulfield Photographic Society and the Australian Photographic Society.
Interested in Street photograph. I act as witness to cultures that otherwise would become insubstantial with the passing of time.
My admiration of the strength, dynamic some times oddness of crowds is clear; it becomes major part of my photograph. In my frames, I always try to capture the intensity of relationships and stories of each situation. On the other hand, in many times, I remove symbols and objects in the frame which encourage viewers to read photographs in order to widen the capability to enjoy it on their own way.
My intention is to keep changing developing improving to be a good observer with keen sight.