The Sydney Mardi Gras took place the day after I got home from a month in South America. It struck me as a cross between the carnaval parade in Montevideo and one of the street parties in Rio. Like those events it was colourful, crazy and joyful and just shows you don’t always have to go far from home to shoot great festivals.
Strut the Streets is one of AIME’s (Australian Indigenous Mentoring Experience) annual fundraising events. Participants walk the streets of Sydney’s CBD in swimwear to raise money to help Indigenous kids finish school at the same rate as every Australian child. It’s good fun for a great cause.
Sculpture by the Sea is an annual, free to the public, major arts event for Sydney, Australia. Sculptures by artists from around the world are placed along the Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk and attract huge crowds. Photographing at sunrise on a stormy morning gave me the chance to capture the artworks without having to wait too long for other visitors to move along.