A modern Australian cultural scene representative of the welcome we give to overseas artists who travel long distances to reach us. Here Aussies display unbridled participation at Iggy Pop’s Opera House concert in April. A woman's outstretched hand touches Iggy who seems unaware of her approach as the crowd presses around him - a scene depicted in Mark 5:25-34. My photo, redolent of Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro technique, went crazy on social media making 40,000 people, including Iggy Pop who was about to celebrate his 72nd birthday, very happy.
What's interesting about a street photograph is that it carries a moment from the past into the present. We're looking at a time capsule of the way things were. Here I am in Sydney with two fellow photographers Simone Cheung and Simon Ross capturing that time capsule of Sydney life in the Autumn of 2018.
The neighbours in Cascade Road, Norfolk Island objected to the choice of colour for the roof of a new house to be built in their street. The construction went ahead with the coloured roof and on completion the owners placed a sign on their front fence proudly announcing their new roof.
Leica Akademie Australia continues Leica’s long tradition of high quality photographic education with a workshop on street photography with Jesse Marlow in Sydney around the Rocks, Circular Quay and the Opera House.