Work life balance is important and over the past few years Ive been trying hard to get the balance right. Another balance Im trying to work on is exploring more personal creativity time. And by that I mean investing time into taking photos for fun with no pressure to deliver images to a client and exploring new ideas that then possibly can be applied in my photography work.
A while back I decided to start setting myself just-for-fun photo challenges. It started when I was living back in Brisbane, when I’d use one of my self-nominated Mondays-off in the month to go for a walk around a Brisbane suburb taking photos for fun. And just for a bit of extra fun, add a challenge element to make it a little more interesting, like in the first photo challenge, all the photos had to be double exposures.
After the first photo challenge, I somehow came up with the idea of doing the next one in Melbourne. I sure do like a challenge so the second photo challenge went interstate to my favourite Australian city, Melbourne!
A week in Melbourne Yes! It was the last week of July and still quite chilly, but isn’t that why you go to Melbourne, to rug up in coats, boots and a scarf and drink copious amounts of coffee or hot chocolate by a fire! It was also a great time to have a mid year break before the upcoming Spring/Summer wedding season began.
Its important for everyone to reenergise, that’s why weekends exist right! But like most self employed business people, I rarely take a break from work, if Im not photographing or editing, Im marketing for the next year or at least thinking about the business in someway – plus my job as a wedding photographer has me working weekends. So a week in Melbourne was exactly what I needed to recharge.
Here are a few of my favourite images from my week in Melbourne. You will see I was drawn to the architecture of Melbourne mostly.