Langdon – Cecil Street

Langdon - Cecil Street

Langdon – Cecil Street

Is it your ‘school formal’ (prom) tonight?

Yes…  We are all meeting at the George Hotel.

From the corsage it looks like you might be meeting a date, or your girlfriend?

A date – I have not met her before tonight.

Well you look great – she’s a lucky girl. Have a wonderful night!

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Matt – Bessier Place

Matt - Bessier Place

Matt – Bessier Place

Happy Fathers Day! Have you had a nice day?
It’s been great, thanks. Melbourne has put on a good show, the sun is out… and my daughter cooked me a Father’s Day breakfast this morning. I had to clean up afterward, but it was worth it.
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3205 – Emily Collett, Theatre Designer

Emily Collett, Theatre Designer, Melbourne

Emily Collett, Theatre Designer, in South Melbourne for Tenant Magazine

I’ve decided that I’m a fan of days that just don’t turn out as planned. Of course, not in a ‘disastrous news’ kind of way -– no one likes them. No, I mean the days when your routines give way to an exciting, unexpected happenstance.

It was on a day like this that I met Emily Collett. I was on a lunch break in South Melbourne; she was working at a shop called Mr Darcy; I was browsing, and we got to chatting.

I had recently booked a plane ticket to New York and mentioned my excitement about seeing some shows on Broadway, to which Emily spoke of her study, and her work around theatre design. She had recently been travelling herself and had worked for Donatella Barbieri, a performance design academic at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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Bernard & Vivienne – ACMI, Melbourne International Film Festival

Bernard & Vivienne, MIFF 2014

Bernard & Vivienne, MIFF @ ACMI 2014

Wasn’t that movie amazing (My Name is Salt)? Are you enjoying the festival this year and do you have any MIFF tips?
V: Yes, that movie was really beautiful.
B: My MIFF tip is to book a number of films together and just go for and really enjoy the film festival.
V: Another MIFF tip is to avoid Danish Westerns!
Oh! do you mean Jauja? Yes agreed…. what a head scratcher! (Please leave a comment if you saw it and have a theory you would like to share!)
Thanks for letting me put you on my blog…I am sorry but I don’t think this lighting will do your photo justice! Enjoy the rest of the festival.
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Tilly – South Melbourne Markets

Tilly, South Melbourne Markets

Tilly, South Melbourne Markets

Hi there, can I take a picture of you and your scooter? You look happy today?
Yep – I am just back from a my first holiday to Canada.
That would’ve been exciting. What did you do there? 
Well my cousins were nice and the baseball game was really fun.
What do you like about the South Melbourne markets?
Mum buys me a dim sim and if I’m lucky I get a milk-shake!
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Sarah – MCG #NCAB14 Conference

Sarah - MCG #NACB14

Sarah – MCG #NACB14

Why are you at Melbourne’s MCG today?
I am working on the #NCAB14 conference.
The website says that the NCAB conference ‘explores how bullying affects people of all ages, and shares the latest research on strategies and solutions – to help reduce the prevalence and impact of bullying.’ Do you have a story or any learnings that you would like to share?
My most profound bullying memory is from primary school. A male teacher used to constantly embarrass and publicly harass me for not knowing my times table. He repeatedly called me stupid… It did not inspire me to change or help me to learn maths, that is for certain.
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Susan – The Esplanade

Susan - The Esplanade

Susan – The Esplanade

Have you been here all day?
No, but most of the afternoon… It was the first sunny winter’s day that I have seen for sometime and I wanted to sell some books and records. 
Why do you want to sell them?
Because I am a writer and a critic and I have so-so many and I need to make more room in my apartment.
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