Zen in Footscray

Driving across Footscray I noticed a newly built Buddhist temple situated on the edge of the Maribyrnong River, marked by an imposing 16-meter statue of Heavenly Queen -the seafarer’s deity. In the traditional Chinese architectural style it is rich in color and highly decorative with dragon motifs, carvings of gods and warriors. After ten years in development, the temple is now open to the public with plans for a garden, pavilion and hall yet to be completed. Address: 20 Joseph Rd, Footscray 3011.

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Born in Geelong

Some families are fanatical supporters of one football team. George will no doubt be another Geelong supporter having been born in a premiership year and with a right hand punch like that, he may even be playing for Geelong FC in the future.

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Bike EXIF Portrait Promotion

Lifestyle. Colour. Adventure. Win one of ten $350 gift vouchers for lifestyle portrait photography showcasing you and your bike. Available in Melbourne only for Bike Exif readers www.bikeexif.com and www.facebook.com/BikeEXIF . Location must be within 25kms of Melb CBD. *Gift voucher covers a 2 hour photo session and print selection. Winners will be drawn on 6th November 2011.

To enter, email me describing the bike you own and a location that you imagine would suit you. Email: info@hangle.com.au

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Spontaneous: Capturing the spirit of childhood

Winter is over and the weather is warming up so take the kids out to the park and capture those playful moments, the spontaneity and joy of childhood. I invite you to book a photo session. Gift vouchers are also available.
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World Peace and Refugees

This is a picture of me from 1975 on my immigration papers.

The refugee debate is out of control and sad to listen to. Immigration to Australia takes form in a variety of ways. Whether it is through the family reunion program, skilled migration, permanent residency, seeking asylum or just plain getting married to a citizen, everyone is seeking a better life for themselves. For people seeking refuge, the system of off-shore processing or third country processing isn’t new. I know because i am a refugee and went through the same process. However in 1975, it only took 4 months from when we fled Vietnam to being granted arrival to Australia. The same efficiency doesn’t happen today unfortunately due to the sheer volume of displaced people around the world which leads to more desperation. The movement of people across the globe will continue as long as there is war. I don’t see world peace occurring anytime soon so I just hope that the world doesn’t turn its back on people who need help the most.

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La Trobe Open Day 2011

La Trobe University Open Day 2011 was a busy day with a bit of everything for everyone – course information, sport clubs, science displays, entertainment and even a soccer player for Melbourne Heart fans.

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Celebrity Welcome at La Trobe Uni

La Trobe University International Welcome Festival had their own little amazing race designed to familiarize new students with the City of Melbourne. Mo and Mos from Australia’s Amazing Race were on hand to open the event with a fun celebrity welcome.

 

 

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Anniversary Portrait

Celebrating their fifth anniversary, Katherine and Jacob returned to the location of their wedding photos to update their portrait.

I have been experimenting with layers and multiple exposures lately and this was a great opportunity to apply it to portraiture, to create something fun and edgy for this young urban couple. The Malthouse Theatre provided the perfect backdrop and I love that red door!

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A fighting chance

Born 3 months premature, Lilly showed great fighting spirit to now be home, safe in dad’s colorful arms. Her mum and dad are both fire fighters so strength runs in the family.

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Harley Sportster Forty Eight

With a retro look and modeled by Jesse, the 2010 Harley Sportster is customized by Harley City Brunswick. If you would like to have a photo shoot that showcases your bike and lifestyle, contact me to book your portrait session.

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