Melbourne's PhotoMarathon

April 30, 2016  •  Leave a Comment

The Melbourne PhotoMarathon poster outside of Magnet Galleries caught my attention one day on my way to work. After some research, I signed up. PhotoMarathon has been running around different parts of the world for a long time, it is the first time in  Melbourne. The rules are to produce 9 pictures of 9 topics in 9 hours. No post production is allowed. 3 topics were released to the participants every 3 hours at the HQ, Magnet Galleries in Melbourne city. Here are the 9 topics:

  1. My PhotoMarathon Entrant number
  2. A piece of a whole
  3. Hope
  4. Well rounded
  5. Intimacy amongst strangers
  6. Reflection
  7. Under the Covers
  8. Art of the City
  9. Frivolity 

I walked 14.7km today around the city looking to interpret the topics into photographs. It was challenging and stretched me in many ways. The battery that I charged the night before failed on me when I was looking to short topic 6. Surprisingly, I was not in panic mode. I went to a camera shop to buy one and the sales person was kind enough to charge the new battery for me. Very grateful indeed. 

My PhotoMarathon Participant NumberIt took me a long time to finally get the shot. A piece of a wholeLove the basket of the bike parked outside of state library. HopeA street performer earning money to put food on the table. Well roundedVespa, is famous for its versatility and is very round too. Photo taken outside of Magnet Gallery. Intamicy amongst strangers. Taking photos of mother and daughter in the arcade. Under the coversForgot to turn the autofocus back on. Art in the city.Sculture and the city in the city. Frivolity I need to look this word up. It was me who was doing this. The only photo without the human element in it.

Big thank you to the team who organised the event. I look forward to seeing how every participant interprets the topics at the exhibition in 2 weeks time. 


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