Colour and Tallent by Paul Hermes in Melbourne, Australia

Melbourne has one the most active and diverse street art scenes in the world. So much colour and tallent. The flip side of this is so many kids hitting the streets and tagging everything they see. It doesn’t wash off too easy, which this guy found out.

Name:Paul Hermes

Place you live: Melbourne, Australia

Place your photo was taken: Seddon, Melbourne.

Can you sum up the place you live in a short paragraph? Melbourne has such a mixed bag of culture. You can travel 20 minutes and feel like you’ve skipped to another country. It’s great.

Occupation: Art Director

Preoccupation: Photography

What is a perfect day? Waking up next to my beautiful wife and cat then swanning the streets with a coffee from Auction Rooms in one hand and camera in the other.

For the visitor? Go see a few bands. We have one of the best local live music scenes in the world.

A perfect meal in Melbourne? Phat Brats on Brunswick st, Fitzroy. They do THE BEST Bratwurst sausages and beer soaked fries in our galaxy.

What is the best thing about your spot? The creativity and the great community that supports it.

What is the worst? AFL – Australian Football League. It’s the nations game and Melbourne is the heart of it. I hate it.

A little known fact about where you live? The worlds first feature film was created here in Melbourne – The Story of the Kelly Gang.

Where is your favorite place in the world? My bed.