These images of the streets of Adelaide were made with handheld cameras whilst I was on early morning or late afternoon poodle walks, mostly around the CBD. I was living in a townhouse in Sturt St in the CBD at the time and I could easily walk the CBD.
This section of the Adelaide project explores the shift from the static linear narrative told by a single author to different stories of the streets of Adelaide interpreted from multiple perspectives. Interpretation does not supplant the evidential role of the image, though it does force a reconsideration of the photograph as “evidence.” Photography now exists in a world that is fluent in visual metaphor and understands the image beyond the limitations of the merely representational.
The Adelaide here is one of mostly, empty streets with a minimal urban life.The empty streets and limited urban life in the CBD is one of the consequences of Adelaide’s post mid to late 20the centre growth as a suburban city.