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South Beach, Wollongong, January 2016

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December 24, 2015. I stumbled across a street Christmas eve party in Coniston, up the road from where I live. Residents had blocked off both ends of the steep road with wheelie bins and kids were hooning down on their bikes. I held up this young lad for a few moments to try to get a portrait in focus in the dying light; I think he was concentrating on the smell of sausage rolls being served just outside the frame.

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A street Christmas Eve party, Coniston NSW 2015

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Coniston, NSW, 2016

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Justin, North Beach, Wollongong, December 25th 2015. Justin got an electric long skateboard imported for Christmas.

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Coniston, NSW 2016

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‘Smella Catshine’, artist and cosplayer, with her partner Charlie, Newtown train station, Sydney 2015.

I’ve finished, for now, a series on Australian cosplayers – an edit is on my website under the title ‘Avatar’. I’ll gradually continue with portraits of cosplayers (in costume, in their own environments), as time goes on. Good Weekend magazine in Sydney and Melbourne published an edit of the series.. if you are a cosplayer, especially someone whose creations are an important part of your life, and might like to be photographed, please get in touch!