Recently I wandered through some of my film archives for the Adelaide part of the Bowden Archives and Other Marginalia project. I was using it as a way to take a break from the grind of substantially reworking the text for this Adelaide/Port Adelaide part of the book. I am finding the reworking of the text for each section hard going, as the early drafts of the texts have little coherence by way of an argument. It is a humbling experience.
Whilst exploring the archives I came across some b+w photos that I made for the Walking Adelaide project. I had completely forgotten about these photos. These street views were usually photographed in colour and I'd forgotten that on occasions I was also photographing them in b + w at the same time.
An example is this picture of Post Office Lane, which runs between Franklin and Waymouth Streets. I was standing in Post Office Lane and the photo would have been made early in the morning.
At the time the photo was made I was photographing the empty streets in the CBD. My conception of Adelaide then was that its street life was pretty minimal. The time period is roughly a decade ago when I was living in the CBD.