Haldon St, Lakemba

Aaaaaaand I’m back. Welcome to the new (old) blog! Now under the new address of georgev.com.au. Feel free to share :) In an attempt to free myself of any constraints, I will now be posting to this address. I will include photographs from my ongoing walks around the western suburbs of Sydney and photographs from my new body of work.

 

Happy New Year

Don’t worry, no more “best of 2013″ lists. Here are some photos from the last 2 weeks. It feels great to be out and about taking photos again. Walking, without a grand narrative in mind, experiencing life through small interactions. 2014 New Year’s resolution… more walks and more experimenting.

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Ashura

The Day of Ashura is on the tenth day of Muharram in the Islamic calendar and marks the end of the Mourning of Muharram. It is commemorated by Shi’a Muslims as a day of mourning for the martyrdom of Husayn ibn Ali, the grandson of Muhammad at the Battle of Karbala on 10 Muharram in the year 61 AH (680 CE). In some Shi’a regions of Muslim countries such as Afghanistan, Iran, Turkey, Azerbaijan, Iraq, Lebanon, Bahrain, and Pakistan, the Commemoration of Husayn ibn Ali has become a national holiday and most ethnic and religious communities participate in it.
The procession took place at 8am on November 14th from Hyde Park down Macquarie Rd to the Botanic Gardens in Sydney’s CBD. Participants included a variety of Shi’a community groups from Afghanistan, Iran, Lebanon, Iraq and Syria just to name a few.
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Quarter acre block

In this time of expensive housing, many young professionals are opting to put their savings into managed funds and then rent in the inner city, choosing lifestyle over owning a house. There are many people whose dream is to own the quarter acre block, driving them further west in search for the great Australian dream. “Sydney’s fastest growing suburb”, according to the billboard, is Oran Park. Situated around 12km north west of Campbelltown and 35 kms south of Penrith, this following photographs were taken in Oran Park, Campbelltown and Penrith.

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Sydney Mag

The September edition of Sydney Mag in the SMH included a feature piece called True West written by former Labor leader Mark Latham. Here are some tear sheets and some extra images from the Auburn area. I’m also working on an edit of images from the Penrith area, ill share those soon.

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Children of Auburn

I have just created a small trade book via Blurb. It’s a zine style notebook printed in black & white on cream un-coated paper. I have also made the iPad/iPhone formatted eBook free to download.

The book consists of a curated 20 images all from my early black & white film photos.

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