A Snapshot Of Melbourne

Photographs by Ian Kenins.

ISBN: 9780994569202. Hardback with dustjacket, 240mm x 205mm x 20mm. 780 grams. 148 pages printed in duotone. $34.95 (includes postage and handling within Australia).

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.