I wanted to reconnect with the Mallee Routes project; to spend time with my sister at Safety Beach; continue photographing around Nth Melbourne; check out the world of photobooks at both the Melbourne Art Book Fair and the 2018 ANZ Photobook Awards; and have a look at some possible gallery spaces at Abbotsford Convent to continue to exhibit the ongoing collaborative Melbourne drosscape work with Stuart Murdoch.
For the drosscape work I had caught the Metro train to the Nth Melbourne railway station from Frankston. I then walked around Nth Melbourne with the 5x4 gear in a supermaket trolley for 5-6 hours--the gear is too heavy to carry. I initially walked along Laurens St, down Arden Street, then made my way along the Moonnee Ponds Creek Trail, which is part of the Capital City Trail.
This is one of the images that I had seen on an earlier trip, and it was one that I had planned to re-photograph with the 5x4 Linhof Technika IV:
However, the promised cloud cover had gone, and the light in the mid afternoon was too sunny and contrasty for film. I continued walking along the Moonnee Ponds Creek Trail, crossed over a very busy Footscray Rd, and spent some time exploring under and around City Link in an area adjacent to Enterprise Road.