Wollongong September 2012.

So I’m wandering back towards my car with one frame left in the camera and this man cycles past. Very low light, 1/30th of a second with the aperture wide open, he agrees to be photographed and I hold my breath and try to be still..

I’m still interested in how people present themselves to the world: costume, make-up, brands, clothing, piercings, uniforms. The secular, the religious, the commercial.

So far I’m working near where I live — Wollongong, Port Kembla, Albion Park.

As an aside: I keep noticing later, looking at the photos, that a lot of people are clutching smartphones.

I’m going to start lighting some pictures soon..