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A Snapshot of Melbourne

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A Snapshot of Melbourne. Photographs by Ian Kenins.

This wonderfully lively book is a celebration of the lighter side of life. For two decades photographer Ian Kenins has long observed the people of Melbourne going about their daily rituals, and whenever a moment of humour, innocence, tenderness, or something just plain unusual has presented itself, he’s reached for a camera. The result is A Snapshot of Melbourne, with more than 150 photographs that brilliantly capture the character and vibrant street life for which the Victorian capital is internationally renowned.

Ian Kenins is a photographer and journalist whose feature assignments have appeared in many newspapers and magazines. His work has mostly focussed on people and their passions, particularly those keeping alive traditional skills.

But Kenins’ favourite challenge is roaming the streets of Melbourne with a camera, on the look out for the unexpected, hoping to capture that moment that freezes time – of ordinary everyday people enjoying life, but with a twist of the unexpected.

ISBN: 9780994569202. Hardback with dust-jacket, 240mm x 205mm, 148 pages printed in duo-tone. $34.95 (includes postage and handling).


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Weight 1 kg
Dimensions 24 x 20.5 x 6 cm

4 reviews for A Snapshot of Melbourne

  1. 5 out of 5


    A Snapshot of Melbourne. Eclectic, unusual, brilliant photography presented in a way that is both memorable and conversation sparking.

  2. 5 out of 5


    The oft-used phrase “I am camera” – taken from a line in the 1930s novel Goodbye to Berlin by Christopher Isherwood – has special significance in the case of Ian Kenins, who truly is a consummate photographer.

  3. 5 out of 5


    The collection is a wonderful look at Melburnians in their own habitat so to speak… captured while going about their daily lives. There are no staged or posed photos in this insightful collection… just moments captured forever on film, which are now immortalised in a book.

  4. 5 out of 5


    This book contains the best photography of scenes on the street I have ever seen. A must for Melbourne residents and an eye-opener for people elsewhere. Simply stunning!

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