I like history. I like pop-culture. And I enjoy musing on this philosophical ‘figure-eight’: How do people define a city and how does a city defines its people?
Combing my interest in culture and history with my love of photography and writing, I decided to explore this question through curated interviews (short-form street conversations and long-form home interviews) to document and celebrate the life and times of Melbourne, via its residents.
WHY DID YOU CALL THE BLOG TENANT?
In its modern usage tenant is most commonly used to describe a person who is a ‘lease holder or pays rent’.is ‘
ABOUT THE ‘BLOGGER
Urgh, I think blogger is an ugly word. But, I guess that is what I am….a part-time blogger.
My name is Ella and I am Melbourne born and bred. I have lived and worked interstate and overseas and my parents spent time growing up in New Zealand.
I started TENANT in 2012 to celebrate my clever friends, their clever friends, and clever strangers I meet in between.
I work in creative communications and I have a background in journalism and screen media (film and TV).
When I am not working or blogging I love: dining out with friends; musing art and design in galleries (and on blogs); watching and talking about good film and TV; reading, road-trips; old glass; thunder storms… and well-penned greeting cards.
Say hello! firstname.lastname@example.org
All photos and interviews published on this site, and on TENANT’s twitter and Instagram feed are by Ella Mitchell unless otherwise credited. Please contact me via the email above to ask for permission before republishing, thank you!
TENANT brand artwork created by – Ben Alpass
TENANT article proofing by – Amy Nisselle & Mali Wilson.