Cool Ass City in Melbourne
Melbourne in the summer is a great place. After being subjected to a long winter we are really eager to get to the surrounding beaches in the bay. There are a few spots we go to at least three or four times a week.
In the city, there are always interesting characters around and everyone is just happy to be out in the sun. These photos are part of an unreleased series called Pier Pressure – All We Love We Leave Behind. There is a whole back story to it but it boils down to how we try and hold on to the summer months for as long as possible.
Coffee, printed matter, basketball, my dog.
Melbourne is a cool ass city. It’s bike friendly and a walking city. There’s good food on every street and more cafes serving good coffee than most cities. It’s chill to get around and the beach is close by. The weather is pretty temperamental, but you do have to plan for it. There is a solid crew of creative people here pushing boundaries and working hard.
Wake up super early, walk the dog and then drink a good coffee. If the weather is super hot, drive an hour down to the beach and swim all day, then eat Tripy Taco for dinner.
Currently, the lack of bigger jobs.
You’d probably be surprised at the amount of cafes, weirdos on the trams and bats flying over the city, and the weird slang words.
I’m just making this up, but Wes Anderson is cool.
Currently Thomas Prior, Geoff Mcfetridge and James Turrell.