Visiting: The Bunjil

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The inspiration behind the design of the new cultural centre in Narre Warren for the City of Casey Council is based on two aboriginal stories: the meeting of many paths and the Bunjil, a mythical Aboriginal creature often depicted as a Wedge-tailed Eagle.

Both of these inspirations are clear to see in the way the approach paths converge on the dramatic entrance and in the laminated timber structure that depicts the legs and feet of the eagle supporting the lightweight roof structure forming the wings. Continue reading “Visiting: The Bunjil”

Photographing Flinders Street Station

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In July 2016 I wrote about the features images I took of Flinders Street Station. These were for a contractor’s submission for the repair and refurbishment of the station. The contractor, Built Pty Ltd, was successful with their submission and has subsequently appointed me on behalf of Major Projects Victoria to take the progress photographs of the project.

Located on the corner of Swanston and Flinders Streets and stretching a block and a half along Flinders Street, the station’s administration building is one of Melbourne’s 20th century icons. Continue reading “Photographing Flinders Street Station”

Sssh, don’t tell my wife!

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Photographing interiors is never straightforward, with a lot of time spent tidying up the subject before shooting. On a recent assignment to photograph a newly fitted out office interior, I arrived early in the morning before the cleaners to find the corridor floor covered in white marks. On enquiry, I discovered that the air conditioning engineers had been in the day before and had been poking around above the ceiling tiles, hence the mess. Continue reading “Sssh, don’t tell my wife!”

Flinders Street Station – close up

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Thousands pass through it every day, but how many notice it’s classic design?

Flinders Street Station is one of the many Melbourne architectural icons that present great backdrops for visitor and tourist photographs. Yet the majority of the photographs of the building are taken from across the street or attempt to capture the whole building from an immediate proximity. Continue reading “Flinders Street Station – close up”