Over a decade ago, I brought an iPhone, and started using the camera to record random things. I had just moved from Sydney to Melbourne so it was organic for me to record my adventures in a new city. Last month, I went back home, looking for something I felt I’d left in Sydney, my birth place. Sunday morning, a friend cancelled on me, so after a serve of scrambled eggs, vegetarian style, complete with faux sausages…I found myself walking the back streets of Newtown and St Peters, music playing on iTunes, earbuds in. Childhood memories trigger my strongest creative urges, so I opened the camera app. They say that the soul of a city is in its people. I don’t believe it! It’s the dead, not the living, that give a city soul. The dead haunt the laneways, the bars, the brickyards, and tan naked in the parks. Sometimes, on a warm winter’s day, they talk to people like me. I hope you enjoy my pics, retracing my childhood roots. Cheers Noel Anderson xxx
Photography by Noel Anderson
Footnote: These images for whatever reason, trigger an emotional response in me, about home, and about growing up. It may not be the Sydney you know, but it’s the one I will always remember! Noel xxx
About the author – Noel Anderson is putting the finishing touches on his feature film script Sammy & Dave and recently adapted Henry James’s classic ‘The Turn of the Screw’ into a full length play, simply called ‘Ghost Story‘. Noel has directed over 50 theatrical productions. Checkout Noel’s Podcast ‘Email To My 17-Year-Old Self‘ on Podbean and iTunes, and on YouTube – Noel Anderson’s 15 Minutes of Fame.