I just spent the weekend in Melbourne with some beautiful blog comrades. My travel buddies were two of Australia’s most exciting food bloggers/photographers, which made for a very exciting, very food orientated jaunt around Melbourne.
Whilst they photographed food, I watched people (and also photographed food, but that’s a post for another day). I’m constantly in awe of the physicality of human connection. Why we touch, when we touch, how we touch or don’t touch and the incredible story it tells. Our hands. The way we eat. The way we talk to each other, the way we laugh with each other, the way we love each other. I never have enough hands free these days to actually sit and watch and photograph strangers… it brings with it a great perspective. To look outward, not inward. To be a fly on the wall of a tiny moment in another persons life.
We can easily get bogged down in the bad and the sad and the ugly of life. But there is nothing more beautiful than human connection… as flawed and bumpy and confused as we are as human beings… we really are pretty beautiful creatures. Lumps and all.
This series of photographs was taken at the Night Noodle Market in Melbourne, at dusk.
I hope you have got a hand to hold in yours today. Big or small.