Wollongong, January 2013 (Kingston and Jessica.)

I ran into this couple in Wollongong, I was keen to take some pictures but the girl (Jessica) was on the phone in an animated conversation and it didn’t look like it would happen. After she hung up she was happy to be photographed, which surprised me. The surroundings, as you can see, look very spiritless in comparison with these two. As I’ve said, in these pictures I’m concentrating on how we present ourselves to the outside (visually) and interested in how our social ties, taste for brands and / or deeper cultural connections influence how we appear… most of these are shot in Wollongong at this stage so the place creeps into the pictures. Smaller cities have something different about them although this one is really spread out over a large area of commercial districts, industrial areas and suburbs.