The human connection

IMG_6541-2PIN ITI 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.

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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.

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  • December 3, 2013 - 9:03 am

    Lilybett - Love those black and whites. Your eye for story-telling detail is beautiful.ReplyCancel

    • December 6, 2013 - 2:35 pm

      Sash - Thanks so much LB xReplyCancel

  • December 3, 2013 - 9:06 am

    Lilybett - That first picture in the post reminds me of a Dorothea Lange photo – one of those 1930s great depression farm series shots – just that look in the little girl’s eyes.ReplyCancel

    • December 6, 2013 - 2:35 pm

      Sash - She was a very striking child…ReplyCancel

  • December 3, 2013 - 11:55 am

    Josefa @always Josefa - There is something truly beautiful in the way that you weave your words and share your photographs. I think I am well and truly hooked! I love the idea of touch and the complexities you describe about human connection. There is a certain magic being weaved on this page and I just love it xReplyCancel

    • December 6, 2013 - 2:35 pm

      Sash - Thanks lady 🙂ReplyCancel

  • December 3, 2013 - 1:35 pm

    Peggy - Gorgeous photos Sash, breathtaking. There is so much warmth and emotion in the way you share your thoughts, so lovely.

    Thanks for a lovely weekend, you made it all the more wonderful by being there.ReplyCancel

    • December 6, 2013 - 2:34 pm

      Sash - You did. We should play again soon. xReplyCancel

  • December 3, 2013 - 3:27 pm

    Emma Galloway - That photo of Ben is priceless! Loving your pics and everything about last weekend xxReplyCancel

    • December 6, 2013 - 2:34 pm

      Sash - Again, soon? xxReplyCancel

  • December 4, 2013 - 7:00 pm

    Karen - I love your photos so perfect!! It is so nice to have some time just to sit and watch! x KarenReplyCancel

    • December 6, 2013 - 2:33 pm

      Sash - Thank you so much Karen! It’s those little things that I wish I had appreciated more, before. xReplyCancel

  • December 5, 2013 - 3:33 am

    Cydney - we are beautiful creatures us humans, thanks for reminding me how important that isReplyCancel

    • December 6, 2013 - 2:33 pm

      Sash - It’s everything. People are everything. 🙂 xReplyCancel

  • December 5, 2013 - 5:54 am

    Pip - Boy I’m happy Josefa shared this beautiful glimpse into the night markets. I missed it this year but felt I was there through your pics. Beautiful imagery, especially the ones with your words.ReplyCancel

    • December 6, 2013 - 2:32 pm

      Sash - Thanks so much Pip 🙂 What a kind thing to say! I hope we see you around here more often. xReplyCancel

  • December 7, 2013 - 9:58 am

    Andrea - …ahhh…..melbourne…..how lovely! Beautiful photos, i’m all home sick for Melbourne now. It has been a long time.ReplyCancel

    • December 8, 2013 - 7:55 pm

      Sash - I lived in Melbourne three or four years all up over two different past lives in my early twenties. I’ll always be homesick for that beautiful place. It’s an addictive city, that’s for sure.ReplyCancel

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    Conversations with Strangers - […] When I first thought about this post I had an idea in my mind to slip away for an afternoon, camera in hand and walk through my beautiful city. I wanted to capture images of strangers going about their everyday life. There is a certain beauty in this everyday life that we can often overlook in our own lives. Sash from Inked in Colour did something similar a while back and her post was to be my inspiration. […]ReplyCancel

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