Memories Of Mardi Gras 1978

As we head into Mardi Gras season in Sydney, and in particular the fortieth anniversary (though strictly speaking, it’s half way through the year), I thought I’d re-share an earlier post from 2016. I recently had an email from someone interested in the oral history project I had been involved in back in 1998, celebrating twenty years since the first Sydney Gay and Lesbian Mardi … Continue reading Memories Of Mardi Gras 1978

Camera Roll

The long-running garage in my street has closed and moved to Peakhurst, I discovered this morning. As I don’t have a car, I’ve never actually entered the business in the twenty-something years I’ve lived here, though I’ve often glanced inside, as I’ve walked along the street or the back laneway. I noticed it, as I went for an early morning walk. Along the way, I … Continue reading Camera Roll

Adieu, Midnight Shift

The wallpaper at Sydney’s “Midnight Shift” features hundreds and hundreds of photographs snapped over the bar’s thirty-something year history. Sadly, there’s not a photograph of me, or that I’ve seen. That’s odd, given the hundreds and hundreds of times I’ve visited the bar during my life. The first time was probably in the early 90s. I remember going there on New Year’s Eve in maybe … Continue reading Adieu, Midnight Shift

World Press Photography

I’m not sure what it says about me, but I found the photographs of animals far more compelling than those of humans. I’m talking about the World Press Photography exhibition, currently showing at the State Library of NSW. The annual exhibition often features photographs of people in desperate situations around the world, fighting wars, living in poverty, and so on. But today, as I viewed … Continue reading World Press Photography