About ten years ago, I lived in the city centre of Melbourne. I used to get up early on weekend mornings and I quickly noticed the lack of people around. At the time in Melbourne city living was just beginning to take off, there were relatively few people who lived in the cbd. I would be able to walk a good part of my downtown street without seeing a single person, I found this quite fascinating and a contrast to the busy city feeling which had drawn me to live in that area. I started documenting it and started a flickr group called Deserted Melbourne: Postcode 3000.
I don’t work regular hours, I start and finish work well before most people do, I find often that there are so few people in my shots, this was coincidental initially but became more deliberate as time went one. The mood created by the empty city really works for me as I delved into flickr I found many people who obviously felt similarly.
I’m starting this as a new series of posts focusing on various cities and their streets without people.