Whilst on a trip to Melbourne in early 2018 I was able to briefly photograph around West Melbourne with Stuart Murdoch in spite of the humidity and the intense heat. I was basically using a digital camera to scope images for an exhibition with Stuart at Atkins Photo Lab in Adelaide during the SALA Festival in South Australia. This festival is around August 2018.
Whilst scoping the area in the railyards the will be transformed by the $11bn Metro underground railway project I recalled that I had photographed in this area of North Melbourne under the Citylink freeway and along the Moonee Ponds Creek with Stuart Murdoch. At the time I couldn't recall what year that was. I just recognised the area, remembered walking around the area, and I recalled some of the images from that documentary photography photo session. When I started to go through the archives upon my return to Adelaide I could see that I had been photographing around this area in 2012.
I also realised that I didn't really know what I was trying to do with this documentary/topographic style of photography in Melbourne. I just filed it under road trips, and then forgot about it, other than conceptualising it as reinventing a documentary style of photography in the 21st century.