My long term client CPB (formerly Leighton Contractors) and Transurban has commissioned monthly photography progress shoots by Misheye, documenting the construction and people working on the major infrastructure project for Melbourne - the CityLink Tulla Widening project. The imagery is an integral part of communicating to the wider public what works are taking place and longer term are a legacy that records the ever changing face of Melbourne. For more information on the project and to see how the images are being used go to CityLink Tulla Widening
PEQF (Post Entry Quarantine Facility) was not an acronym I had heard of until I was commissioned to shoot it's new facility that has risen stealth like from the plains of Craigieburn. It's purpose? Australia is free of many diseases and pests that exist in other countries. The Department of Agriculture and Water Resources operates post entry quarantine facilities to help maintain the integrity of Australia’s biosecurity. Animals and plants are not released into Australia until they have fulfilled quarantine requirements – this often includes a period of quarantine at PEQ facilities to ensure animals and plants are free from pests and diseases.
A couple of weeks back when Melbourne was in a grip of 'when the $#@! will summer start' syndrome I was commissioned to shoot construction works in the wee small hours of the night. It was cold, wet and windy and I wasn't particularly excited by the prospects of hanging out on the Western Ring Road on a Friday night. As they say however you've gotta suffer for your art and suffer i did. With my rain covers on my camera and myself and being careful not to point my camera in the direction of the horizontal rain I toughed it out managing to pull off some speccy backlit images.