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Melbourne, the food and fashion capital of Australia, presents the visitor with a myriad of things to do and see; and many unique vistas for the photographer. Much is made if its rivalry with its northern cousin Sydney but there really cannot be any comparisons as each city has its own unique qualities and stand on their own as marvellous Australia cities. Melbourne presents itself as a very cosmopolitan city with a lovely multicultural fabric that makes the city of Melbourne a pleasure to visit and it is not only about sport.
The European feel to the city with its restaurant's, cafes, and wonderful laneways provides for an easy and pleasurable experience around the city as well as St Kilda, South Yarra and Carlton. Add to this that it is the fashion capital of Australia (not to mention the sports capital as well).
There has always been something special about black white photography that can evoke an emotion and tell a story that colour photography seems not to. It can focus the viewer on special elements of the photograph that may be other lost in a colour image in the same way that depth of field can. Without the distraction of colour, the image of black white photography is left to structure, tones and luminance to convey the message.