Photography

Portrait 365 : 326 – 334

December 12, 2014
Ayebatonye

Ayebatonye

“Last weekend I threw a Lafayette party. It was an homage to Lafayette from True Blood and it was awesome.”

Grace

Grace

“I had a Cinderella and Spiderman party. I like Cinderella’s pretty dress and I like Spiderman because he saves people like Cinderella.”

Barry

Barry

“I came here from the mountains in Nepal in 2008. I came to study IT, and then I graduated. I’m not yet working in IT because I’m still trying to find a job but I’m proud that I came and studied and finished my degree.”

Syiva

Syiva

“I’m worried about getting a job. I live in Aceh in Indonesia but I’ve been studying here for two years. I’ve been away from my village for 8 years. I want to go back and use my psych degree but I’m worried that I don’t know the place any longer.”

Catherine

Catherine

“I’m reading Naomi Kleine’s book called ‘This Changes Everything’ and it’s terrifying. I know about climate change but I think I’m in denial about it so I’m forcing myself to read it and it’s terrifying. This stuff is going to happen in my kids’ lifetime.”

Matthew

Matthew

“I’ve kept myself alive after having cancer three years ago. I had aggressive melanoma and Bayer put up $20k worth of drugs and made me better. It was a drug trial that I took part in and it nearly killed me but here I am, so I guess it worked.”

Thomas

Thomas

“I produced, directed and choreographed my own show to great acclaim. It was made up of tap, and song and stuff and we played in a theatre in King Cross in Sydney before touring it to Melbourne and Newcastle. I’m proud of that.”

I saw Thomas busking and he could tap dance like a dream. You can see his troop on instagram at @streetfeetaus

Cerys

Cerys

Sarah

Sarah

“I’m writing a thesis about the stories of hope for people left behind when someone goes missing. I’ve realised from talking to these families that none of us are good at not knowing what’s going to happen. It’s like I needed to interview these families to work it out for myself.”

I had met Sarah briefly once before, but speaking with her today her life held a few parallels to my own and I felt an instant connection with her.

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