Melbourne under prohibition

On a rainy day, Melbourne looks a bit like Australia's Chicago. Peaceful wanderers suddenly turn into mobsters, having secret meeting by the river, in tramways...
On a rainy day, Melbourne looks a bit like Australia's Chicago. Peaceful wanderers suddenly turn into mobsters, having secret meeting by the river, in tramways or restaurants.  One could almost think prohibition seems to hit Australia. (click on pictures for high res) PS : Those of you that bought my book "Little Crimes of Paris", no, I am not obsessed with crime, but this is definitely a recurring theme :) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph.

Melbourne

Capital of Australia for food, fun and glamour, here we are Melbourne ! Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/2000, ISO160
Capital of Australia for food, fun and glamour, here we are Melbourne ! Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/2000, ISO160

My Father the Hero

"Be patient my son. One day you'll surf that big wave too."  (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux at F1.4,...
"Be patient my son. One day you'll surf that big wave too."  (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux at F1.4, 1/4000, ISO160

Rock ‘n’ Roll train

The train driver is about to start the old steam locomotive. Once again, the old lady is going to rock the passengers piled in the...
The train driver is about to start the old steam locomotive. Once again, the old lady is going to rock the passengers piled in the old wooden carriages. Yet today, Queenscliff hosts its annual Music festival. The passengers will not only be rocked, but also rolled along the track. A few musicians run late, some wait stoically on the old station benches. As for the groupies, they have evidently already boarded and have their eyes locked on their favorite. (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Lorne under the rain

Our campervan is parked 15 meters away from the beach. I thought it would be enough water around but it has been pouring constantly for...
Our campervan is parked 15 meters away from the beach. I thought it would be enough water around but it has been pouring constantly for the last 12 hours. Ever been stuck inside 5 m2 ?  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph

By the Great Ocean Road

The Great Ocean Road is a war memorial. It runs for 250km and was built by veterans returning from WWI. The scenery is absolutely stunning...
The Great Ocean Road is a war memorial. It runs for 250km and was built by veterans returning from WWI. The scenery is absolutely stunning and you'll find now and then a little beach stuck between two high cliffs. At first it looks deserted, but suddenly a surfer comes out of nowhere. Then lovers, some happier than others. (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph

Sunset at the 12 Apostles

Here they stand proudly a few meters away from the Coast. They were split from mainland thousands years ago, and their fate is to be...
Here they stand proudly a few meters away from the Coast. They were split from mainland thousands years ago, and their fate is to be assaulted relentlessly by the waves of the Southern sea. Until they crumble. They are the 12 Apostles and definitely one of Australia's best landmark.  (click on pictures for high res) All pictures taken with Leica M8 and 35mm Lux Asph.

12 symptoms of G.A.S. (Gear Acquisition Syndrome)

GAS, or Gear Acquisition Syndrome is a very dangerous virus that is known to impact roughly 80% of the population involved with photography. Though relatively...
GAS, or Gear Acquisition Syndrome is a very dangerous virus that is known to impact roughly 80% of the population involved with photography. Though relatively benign for your life functions, it can cause severe damage to your financial estate and mental stability. Here is therefore a list of symptoms to help you detect early whether you have been infected with G.A.S. : Picture of the devastating impact that GAS can have on an infected patient. 1) you develop an alien type of language. Words such as bokeh, Foveon,  aspherical and acronyms such as APO, DOF, IR, or DC become part...

The rabbit out of the hat

Two girls were deeply absorbed by a transaction at a bus stop, I hope no rabbit was suddenly pulled out of the hat ...  (click...
Two girls were deeply absorbed by a transaction at a bus stop, I hope no rabbit was suddenly pulled out of the hat ...  (click on picture for high res) Leica M8 with 35mm Lux Asph at F1.4, 1/3000, ISO160