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Sydney siege 1

Is this the most recognisable wall in Australia, of recent times?

Sydney December 2014 (10 photos)

At 9:44am on Monday December 15 (Sydney time), ten days before Christmas, a man who had recently converted to a radical religious death cult walked into the Lindt Chocolate Café in the centre of Sydney. He disabled the automatic front doors and produced a shot gun from his bag. Almost immediately, a woman following behind the man saw this happening and called the police. 18 people inside, staff and customers, immediately became hostages. Some were made to stand at the windows you see above to act as human shields. This vision dominated the local and world news broadcasts for hours. The café is located on a large and busy pedestrian mall, directly opposite a television station newsroom, opposite the Reserve Bank, and close to law courts.

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The Sydney Siege: life and death in a chocolate shop

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letting the days go by 1

Sydney March – October 2014 (4 photos)

Letting the days go by
Let the water hold me down
Letting the days go by
Water flowing underground
Into the blue again
After the money’s gone
Once in a lifetime
Water flowing underground

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Letting the days go by

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the facial rejuvenation clinic

“I want my money back”

Sydney June 2013 – November 2014 (2 photos)

One of the most important factors in candid street photography is to always be ready for that once in a moment shot. If you’re not ready, you miss the moment forever. To this end, I have a very simple procedure:

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The facial rejuvenation clinic

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let it go

Sydney June 2013 – 2014 (2 photos)

It was a June day in 2013 when I was out in the pedestrian mall, looking for people to photograph. June is Winter in Australia. It had started out warmish that day but I could tell that a cold change and a storm were coming, so I decided to end my photowalk and head inside for some food. Ahead of me, I saw this couple talking, rather animatedly. I readied my camera to get a shot of them, but as I got close to range the woman turned and walked away. Then I heard her say,

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Let it go

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I'll make you famous 1

“With my sunglasses on, I’m Jack Nicholson. Without them, I’m fat and 60.” (Jack Nicholson)

Sydney January 2015 (4 photos)

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“Yoo hoo, I’ll make you famous!”

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serendipity 1

“Serendipity”

Sydney December 2014 (2 photos)

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Serendipity

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risky business 1

Sydney August-December 2014 (3 photos)

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Risky Business

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