Posted in Melbourne, Portraits


The tram pulled up in the city and before the doors opened I heard a beautiful voice. The workmen sitting on the steps appreciated the beautiful voice as well.


Posted in Life, Melbourne, Photography, Portraits


I spot her as we walk through Myer on our way to Melbourne Central, and quickly say to Tim, “I’m going to follow her”.

But I couldn’t, not without offering to help carry her (very) heavy bag. She talked to me of her son, who had died recently, a (very) heavy burden for her to bear, and of her stroke which had caused her to forget things. We walked a few steps, stopped to talk, and walked on.

She used to work in Myer, many years ago – her first job after arriving in Australia from Malta in 1958. Her father had a Humber and would park out the front of Myer, go to the markets and then pick her up when she finished work at lunchtime.

I heard many stories, always returning to the death of her son four years before at the age of 39. She showed me photos, of him as an adult and as a child. She laughed fondly, before her eyes filled again with sadness.

I asked if I could take her photo, and she took my hand to signify her version of yeah sure.

This is Josette.


Posted in Melbourne, Portraits


There he sat, near the library, in the sun. I walked past, saw him, walked back.


Oh, why not?

Yeah sure, he said, with a brilliant smile that reached his eyes.

This is Sharo – yes, just like my name but without the ‘n’. We laughed at that.


Posted in Life, Melbourne


Lindsay was entertaining … himself mostly, although the man behind him was getting into it … his bag mostly … but he had been dancing moments earlier.

Well, bopping really, but no less entertaining.