Picturing Footscray Prize 2018

This is the very last week you can get your entries into the Victoria University annual Picturing Footscray Prize. Picturing Footscray is an open-entry photography prize that focuses on Melbourne’s unique inner-west suburb of Footscray. There is $5,000 worth of prizes up for grabs and entries will be judged by Street Photographer Jesse Marlow.
The theme for 2018 is set around Old and New Footscray. We can’t wait to see what amazing work is submitted this year. There is sure to be some cracking images come to light.
 
Way back in 2016, our very own Jaye, scored third place with this depiction of the Heavenly Queen, Mazu on the banks of the Maribyrnong River. Jaye shot this image using a toy camera called a Holga. It uses medium square style film.  She used a special type of film that gave the sky its gorgeous bluey-purple hue. So, even though it looks like an Instagram shot with a filter… it really isn’t! 
 
Are you planning on entering this year? It really is a competition for the people! Get on board! Entries close Friday 27th April, check it out.

#westieshoutout

Say hello to the Westie Shout Out!

It was afternoon just after the Easter antics, and we got to chatting about how much we love our hood and how the people and businesses in the area make it so great. So we thought – you know what?! Let’s shout it from the rooftops or… at the very least our desktops!

We decided to create Westie Shout Out, where every Wednesday, we will bring you a new person or business from the West. It may be a business we love or maybe it’s a local that made our lives a little easier this week… really, it could just be someone that just smiled beautifully when we ordered our coffee. 😆

We are looking forward to sharing, whether its someone you already know or meeting someone new. From our wonderful westie world, we look forward to brightening yours… #westieshoutout