Melbourne Day 02:

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned it yet, but the idea for these 14 days I’m spending in Melbourne is to do a  day by day blog entry (like a journal) fitting in everything I’m doing in photo/caption style. There’re going to be a lot of snapshots, but this might just spark a different outlook into street photography. Did I also mention that I’m shooting this entire trip on my Fuji XE-1 coupled with a XF18-55mm zoom. Yesterday was my first full day this trip, I’ll run through it in a ‘proper blog post’ style.

-01. I’m going to start each day’s blog post with a photo of myself. Moscot shades, Bape tee and snowboard jacket, Uniqlo chinos and socks, and New Balance 999’s.

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-02. Woke up to some nice light.

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-03. Resulting in nice shadows.

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-04. Shadows in the bathroom.

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-05. My favourite hand wash.

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-06. After making two coffees at home, I went for a walk to Dukes Coffee Roasters and got a proper flat white.

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-07. I left my toothbrush at home in Singapore, so I bought a new one.

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-08. I journeyed into town and met up with my pal and fellow photographer, Ben Clement.

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-09. Drank some long blacks on the house at the new Bowery to Williamsburg, a New York Subway themed cafe.

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-10. Then lunch arrived. I had a smoked salmon sandwich with mac and cheese and pretzels on the side. I had a craving for pickles the night before, so that big half pickle did just the job.

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-11. Another view of the scene at our table.

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-12. As we tucked into lunch, our french press arrived. More coffee!

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-13. The time. I wanted to take a photo of what the place looked like but there were too many people. Another time perhaps.

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-14. Collins and Swanston round lunch time.

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-15. Ben Clement is always on the phone. Business.

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-16. We went to pay my pal Taka a visit at Kanga Kanga, he had my copy of Popeye Magazine for me. Like the old days. This was taken in the lift on the way down.

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-17. After Ben and I split, I went for a walk back up towards St. Kilda Road.

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-18. Then I took a tram back towards Windsor. On the way home, I saw some dead bears. 

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-19. I met a cat having an afternoon nap.

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-20. NB 999 beaters.

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-21. Nice light. The first time I stepped into this building to view the apartment, the light was nice too and I remember taking a photo on my Ricoh 500GX.

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-22. Another view of the light and the stair well.

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-23. My homie, LJ AKA. Shank showed up in his new ride and camo pants.

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-24. We went to our usual spot for a coffee and chatted about sneakers and travel for a good amount of time.

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-25. Another flat white. This might have been my sixth coffee…

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-26. Then we discovered a new shop, Elwood. Which might or might not have anything to do with skater brand Elwood but this place was well curated. Had heaps of Japanese magazines and nice accessories.

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-27. Looking towards the main entrance from inside the shop.

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-28. Then we had some beers with Cupie.

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-29. At this point we were getting tired, so we left for dinner and went home to crash.

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