Thelma and Louise 1

Sydney July 2015 (2 photos)

“Hey Thelma! Look at what I can do with my new phone. It’s got a camera in it. They call this a selfie. It’s what the young people do all the time. I feel so crazy. Isn’t technology wonderful?”

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“Priceless”

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Secret agent man 8

Sydney July – August 2015 (8 photos)

A few times now, I have been asked how I do my candid street photos without being noticed. Well, it’s quite simple.
I am a Secret Agent Man.
And I went to Secret Agent School.

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Secret Agent Man

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Dead men tell no tales 8

Sydney October 2014 – March 2015 (7 photos)

Is this the real life?
Is this just fantasy?
Caught in a landslide.
No escape from reality.

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Is this the real life?

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Aroma 2015 1

Sydney July – August 2015 (12 photos)

We are all after that killer (great) taste in coffee, but would you drink coffee that might kill you? It’s a creepy proposition, and logo to match. According to the website of the coffee company depicted above, it’s “…the strongest cup of joe you’ll ever taste in your life… The Killer Coffee Co. endeavors to take caffeine hits to death-defying new levels, featured in this post-blended, small batch of coffee that’s strong enough to wake the dead.”

Would you? That’s a big “no thanks” from me.

Anyway ….

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Killer Coffee

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I have a dream

“I have a dream”

Sydney July – August 2015 (2 photos)

The mural above was painted illegally in 1991. The artists, Juilee Pryor and Andrew Aitken had twice asked for permission to paint it but were refused. They did it anyway, and surprisingly weren’t stopped by anyone as they did so. According to Juilee the mural reflects three themes from the 20th Century: gender equality, environmental activism and civil rights.

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We didn’t start the fire

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St Peters 3

“At the gates to St Peters’ railway line”

Sydney July – August 2015 (8 photos)

The Sydney suburb of St Peters is an older and largely industrial suburb, 7km south of the CBD. It was named by its association with St Peters Anglican Church, which was consecrated in 1838. It once was the home to a large brickworks and a garbage tip, which have since been redeveloped into parkland. I took a walk around there and the neighbouring suburb of Newtown recently. Much of the area is as I remember it from passing through the area regularly in the 70’s, except that the smell from the old garbage tip is no longer there.

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Hey, St Peters

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Howl

Sydney July 2015 (4 photos)

“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness,
starving hysterical naked,
dragging themselves through the negro streets at dawn looking
for an angry fix …”

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And the beat goes on …

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