Hosier Lane, Melbourne CBD
Melbourne’s Street Art changes from day-to-day, week to week OR even, month to month.
But always visually stimulating and worth a closer look. Every time I’m in the city and wander through the narrow lane ways I come across something new, something startling, somewhere in the street ‘galleries’ of Melbourne.
Yesterday, I was shopping a couple of doors down from one of the most well-known ‘galleries’ – Hosier Lane. There’s been a few changes in decor since I was last there.
Of course I take a few photos of the newest works of art, but just as often, I take photos of Photographers Taking Photos OR I take photos of Photographers Taking Photos of Photographers taking Photos. I find it highly entertaining.
I might add, its not always easy to capture balanced compositions as the light changes when the sun passes overhead and throws one building wall into a deep shadow and then dazzles another wall with a brilliant and blinding spotlight. I usually end up having to lighten a dark corner, or tone down overexposed areas in editing, but that’s half the fun of revealing hidden treasures within the frame.
The painted wall behind me is revealed as I peer into a glass door’s reflection.
Then a leisurely stroll back down the lane to check I hadn’t missed viewing something new, round the corner heading back to the tram stop to go home.
Just one more shot of a couple of glasses on a front bench in a restaurant which caught my eye, back past St Paul’s Cathedral on the corner of the intersection, and then………..hang on…….back up a few steps, as I may as well go into the Cathedral for a few more photos since I’m passing, and then onto a tram & bus to get home. If you look carefully into the glasses you’ll see reflections of people & buildings in the street.