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162: Faces of Melbourne #10

I hung around near the State Library, again scouring faces in the crowds crossing the road, sitting on the steps, wandering into the library.

I saw her crossing the road, and the young man she was with was very quick to say yeah sure.

I asked her if she wanted to see the photo, but she said if I see it and don’t like it I might ask you to delete it. Best that I don’t see it. So I didn’t show her, but I’m pretty confident she wouldn’t have wanted me to delete it.

This is Amal.

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161: Faces of Melbourne #9

He was Albert’s mate, bubbling through the mall.

You on Insta? he asked. I am, but I’m not sure how I might find you, I stumbled, feeling my age.

He took my phone, found his Instagram account and pushed the ‘follow’ button. There I am! Now, when I finish talking you say, ‘keep it Jaggy’. I look puzzled, until I realised he was making a video of us to beam out to his fans (of which I was now one), and on cue I told them all to ‘keep it Jaggy’.

Our photo shoot was far longer than the usual one-minute interaction I generally have with the strangers I shoot, and by the end of it I was exhausted. I told him he looked terrifying in this photo, and he laughed delightedly.

All the way from Sydney, this is Ian aka Jaggy.

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160: Faces of Melbourne #8

He was exuberantly posing for photos with his friend in the mall, and I must admit I hesitated, but then decided to be brave.

He didn’t just say yeah sure, he cried exuberantly we has a fan!

He directed the photo shoot: take one of me full-length, Sharon; take one of me on two phones, Sharon; send them all to me, Sharon

All the way from Kenya, this is Albert.

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