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Are you on Instagram? // Melbourne, Australia

Open yourself to opportunities, and you open yourself to the world. Say I do to ideas, and make incredible happen.

Open yourself to opportunities, and you open yourself to the world. Say I do to ideas, and make incredible happen.

If you are reading this then I am guessing you are (as this post was originally written on the Instagram platform), but if you are not you should be.
Instagram is more than just a social media platform full of fun, friends, fabulous and filtered photography, it is a community of creatives who come together and share their passions with the world.
Instagram can be whatever you want it to be, and for whatever you want – from sugar daddies to Irish paddies and the world, it sure is a sweet spot to share many a moments with the masses.
Through Instagram I have met, and continue to meet, such a wonderful bunch of crazy ass people who I more than happily call my friends.
If it wasn’t for Instagram we never would have met, and having been a few years now that seems like one seriously crazy thought.
We have shared so much laughter, love and loony conversations I can no longer count them.
I never would have found myself sitting at a table tonight sharing the strangest of times with a large lashing of laughter. From crashing a wedding shoot to running mad around the city, institute crawling to coffee shots at 10pm, then déjà vuing from the weekend’s project as it was time to head home, much later than planned.
This night wouldn’t have made sense to anyone else but the special people whom I got to share it with, and I think that’s what I love about it.
The most random, open and fun situations are out there ready and waiting to happen if you let them.
** Open yourself to opportunities, and you open yourself to the world. Say I do to ideas, and make incredible happen.
I look forward to many more non-sensical experiences in the future. Thanks for all the smiles guys!! 🙂

The Documenting Day // Melbourne, Australia

It makes you appreciate what you have, and what you can achieve both as an individual, and as a collective whole.

It makes you appreciate what you have, and what you can achieve both as an individual, and as a collective whole.

Yesterday, March 19, was a day set aside for documenting humanity all around the world.
With 2,702 photographers registered across 658 cities and 107 countries, my hourly contributions from Melbourne built up to form a collection of captures from midnight to midnight down under.
There was a group of us – old friends, new friends, familiar faces and new – who all met up and wandered together; sometimes as one, sometimes as a few, other times as a few more, occasionally alone.
We wandered the streets of Melbourne watching the city change from night to day to night, busy to slow, wet to dry, quiet to loud, hot to cold, happy to sad, awake to asleep.
Throughout the day you realise how humanity is not only about individuals, about groups, group dynamics, society as a whole and the environment amongst which it is found. Not only about the present, but also the past and how it plays to form the future.
Not only about the people, but also about their place – physically and mentally – in this wonderful world. It makes you appreciate what you have, and what you can achieve both as an individual, and as a collective whole.
This was my third year participating, and although I implemented a lot of what I had learnt previously, I did not manage all. I meant to sleep prior to the midnight starting point but it did not happen… I had to battle tiredness, attitude, emotions, weather, power, purpose, sore feet, and some. Unexpectedly and overwhelmingly ending up in tears from fears around 6.30pm I almost cut the day short, but no, I was committed and I would see it through no matter what. I cannot let this shit detrimentally effect and affect my life when it does, I must work through it; and I did.
This was taken at the end, at one minute past twelve on March 20, as I sat on my midnight train circling the city before heading South-East. I was home just after 1 and asleep by 1.20, having been awake for 42 hours!!
This project is tough, but worth it.

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