About three weeks ago I spent an awesome, if somewhat chilly, morning in the Perth CBD as part of an urban photography workshop with Christian Fletcher and Tony Hewitt. After meeting at the Perth Convention Centre before the sun came up, we walked an interesting circuit through the city, nice and early on a Saturday morning, before too many people had hit the streets. Unfortunately it wasn’t early enough to dodge the security guard who asked us to lower our lenses and quietly move on at one point. Obviously 16 rugged-up tripod wielding types looked like a serious security risk.
The focus of the day was looking for interesting patterns, shapes and compositions in the urban landscape – the kind of things you’d normally pass by without a second glance.
When you really stopped to look there was a huge amount to shoot, even in a relatively short loop.
After breakfast and the chance to warm up we headed to Team Digital to learn more about Christian and Tony’s workflow and their creative thought processes. It was invaluable and massively inspiring. We also spent a fair bit of time going through some of the shots we all took on the day and getting some feedback.
As well as meeting Christian and Tony it was great to meet, shoot and chat to other folk with the same obsession. There’s a bigger version of the image below in Built Environment.