Melbourne By Night: Scenes From The Longest Lockdown

Melbourne residents are currently experiencing some of the strictest and longest coronavirus lockdown measures in the world as Victoria continues to work to contain a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 2 August 2020, people are only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. Originally scheduled to end on September 13, Melbourne’s tough stage four lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks after the Victorian government announced COVID-19 case numbers remained too high for a safe return to a more normal way of life.

Video of Scenes of Melbourne during Curfew during Covid.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 10: A lone car is seen traveling during curfew along Alexandra Avenue on September 10, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne residents are currently experiencing some of the strictest and longest coronavirus lockdown measures in the world as Victoria continues to work to contain a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 2 August 2020, people are only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. Originally scheduled to end on September 13, Melbourne’s tough stage four lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks after the Victorian government announced COVID-19 case numbers remained too high for a safe return to a more normal way of life. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 10: A lone man outside a deserted Luna Park as curfew approaches on September 10, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne residents are currently experiencing some of the strictest and longest coronavirus lockdown measures in the world as Victoria continues to work to contain a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 2 August 2020, people are only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. Originally scheduled to end on September 13, Melbourne’s tough stage four lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks after the Victorian government announced COVID-19 case numbers remained too high for a safe return to a more normal way of life. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 10: A Lone man is seen crossing the deserted intersection of Swanston and Bourke Street on September 10, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne residents are currently experiencing some of the strictest and longest coronavirus lockdown measures in the world as Victoria continues to work to contain a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 2 August 2020, people are only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. Originally scheduled to end on September 13, Melbourne’s tough stage four lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks after the Victorian government announced COVID-19 case numbers remained too high for a safe return to a more normal way of life. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view from the entrance of an empty Chintatown on little Bourke Street during curfew on September 10, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne residents are currently experiencing some of the strictest and longest coronavirus lockdown measures in the world as Victoria continues to work to contain a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 2 August 2020, people are only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. Originally scheduled to end on September 13, Melbourne’s tough stage four lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks after the Victorian government announced COVID-19 case numbers remained too high for a safe return to a more normal way of life. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 09: A Lone commuter walks towards Southern Cross Station on September 09, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne residents are currently experiencing some of the strictest and longest coronavirus lockdown measures in the world as Victoria continues to work to contain a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 2 August 2020, people are only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. Originally scheduled to end on September 13, Melbourne’s tough stage four lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks after the Victorian government announced COVID-19 case numbers remained too high for a safe return to a more normal way of life. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 10: A lone food delivery rider is seen travelling along a deserted Swanston Street during curfew on September 10, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne residents are currently experiencing some of the strictest and longest coronavirus lockdown measures in the world as Victoria continues to work to contain a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 2 August 2020, people are only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. Originally scheduled to end on September 13, Melbourne’s tough stage four lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks after the Victorian government announced COVID-19 case numbers remained too high for a safe return to a more normal way of life. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 10: A deserted Queen Victoria Gardens is seen during curfew on September 10, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne residents are currently experiencing some of the strictest and longest coronavirus lockdown measures in the world as Victoria continues to work to contain a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 2 August 2020, people are only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. Originally scheduled to end on September 13, Melbourne’s tough stage four lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks after the Victorian government announced COVID-19 case numbers remained too high for a safe return to a more normal way of life. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 09: A lone man walks down the usually busy laneway on Flinders Lane and Centre Place on September 09, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne residents are currently experiencing some of the strictest and longest coronavirus lockdown measures in the world as Victoria continues to work to contain a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 2 August 2020, people are only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. Originally scheduled to end on September 13, Melbourne’s tough stage four lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks after the Victorian government announced COVID-19 case numbers remained too high for a safe return to a more normal way of life. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 10: A deserted Alexandra Avenue near the Botanic Gardens on September 10, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne residents are currently experiencing some of the strictest and longest coronavirus lockdown measures in the world as Victoria continues to work to contain a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 2 August 2020, people are only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. Originally scheduled to end on September 13, Melbourne’s tough stage four lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks after the Victorian government announced COVID-19 case numbers remained too high for a safe return to a more normal way of life. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 10: A general view deserted space near the Palais Theatre and Luna Park as curfew approaches on September 10, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne residents are currently experiencing some of the strictest and longest coronavirus lockdown measures in the world as Victoria continues to work to contain a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 2 August 2020, people are only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. Originally scheduled to end on September 13, Melbourne’s tough stage four lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks after the Victorian government announced COVID-19 case numbers remained too high for a safe return to a more normal way of life. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 10: A deserted Federation square during curfew on September 10, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne residents are currently experiencing some of the strictest and longest coronavirus lockdown measures in the world as Victoria continues to work to contain a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 2 August 2020, people are only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. Originally scheduled to end on September 13, Melbourne’s tough stage four lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks after the Victorian government announced COVID-19 case numbers remained too high for a safe return to a more normal way of life. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 09: An empty scene on the walkway overlooking the Yarra River towards Flinders Street Station during curfew in the Southbank Precinct on September 09, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne residents are currently experiencing some of the strictest and longest coronavirus lockdown measures in the world as Victoria continues to work to contain a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 2 August 2020, people are only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. Originally scheduled to end on September 13, Melbourne’s tough stage four lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks after the Victorian government announced COVID-19 case numbers remained too high for a safe return to a more normal way of life. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)
MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – SEPTEMBER 10: An empty Hosier Lane is seen on September 10, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia. Melbourne residents are currently experiencing some of the strictest and longest coronavirus lockdown measures in the world as Victoria continues to work to contain a second wave of COVID-19 infections. Under stage 4 lockdown restrictions, which came into effect on 2 August 2020, people are only allowed to leave home to give or receive care, shopping for food and essential items, daily exercise and work while an overnight curfew from 8pm to 5am is also in place. Originally scheduled to end on September 13, Melbourne’s tough stage four lockdown has been extended for a further two weeks after the Victorian government announced COVID-19 case numbers remained too high for a safe return to a more normal way of life. (Photo by Asanka Ratnayake/Getty Images)

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Clippings : Capture Magazine – 2015 Annual

Every year Australia’s leading magazine for Professional Photographers ‘Capture’ put out their annual edition.
The Annual showcases the best work across by Australian photographers across a number of genres.
This year i managed to get two shots included, one in the Documentary and the other in the Travel section.
Be sure to grab a copy either via the ipad edition or at your local newsagent. So top quality work by a lot of top Australian Photographers.
http://www.capturemag.com.au

Tearsheet of Capture Magazine 2015 Annual  documentary category
Tearsheet of Capture Magazine 2015 Annual
documentary category

Tearsheet of Capture Magazine 2015 Annual Travel category
Tearsheet of Capture Magazine 2015 Annual Travel category

BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE DAY 3 OF 5

Day 3 of the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge A portrait of an elderly Aboriginal women at her home in the remote community of Warburton in Western Australia, just to the south of the Gibson Desert.

A portrait of an elderly Aboriginal women at her home in the remote community of Warburton in Western Australia, just to the south of the Gibson Desert. 20/05/2009
A portrait of an elderly Aboriginal women at her home in the remote community of Warburton in Western Australia, just to the south of the Gibson Desert. 20/05/2009

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BLACK AND WHITE PHOTOGRAPHY CHALLENGE DAY 2 OF 5

Day 2 of the #fivedayblackandwhitechallenge A group refugees from Helmand Province ration out fire wood amongst the families living the IDP Charahi Qambar refugee camp on the outskirts of Kabul Afghanistan. 19/2/2010

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A group refugees from Helmand Province ration out fire wood amoungst the families living the IDP Charahi Qambar refugee camp in the outskirts of Kabul Afghanistan. 19/2/2010
A group refugees from Helmand Province ration out fire wood amoungst the families living the IDP Charahi Qambar refugee camp in the outskirts of Kabul Afghanistan. 19/2/2010

Photo essay : Sunday afternoon Muay Thai

Two fighters pray before the fight starts during a Muay Thai at Chang 7
Two fighters pray before the fight starts during a Muay Thai at Chang 7

Im currently in Bangkok covering the ongoing political situation, yesterday was one of the rare days that i didn’t have anything to cover so i used the chance to document a Muay Thai fight.

I wasn’t too keen on shooting the actual fights rather the atmosphere, the touts & the bookies. Spectators, mainly local men pack themselves into this tiny room, it’s akin to a stock exchange with bookies making hand gestures signalling odds, collecting & handing out cash with the ensuing angry punter demanding he got given incorrect odds. Fighters are blessed and a brutal battle in the ring proceeds. As enthralling as the action is inside the ring it’s equally so on the perimeter.

A Muay Thai fighter or combatant gets talked to by his coach during a Muay Thai or Thai boxing fight at Chang 7
A Muay Thai fighter or combatant gets talked to by his coach during a Muay Thai or Thai boxing fight at Chang 7

A Muay Thai fighter or combatant gets his gloves strapped before a fight by his trainers during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7
A Muay Thai fighter or combatant gets his gloves strapped before a fight by his trainers during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7

A Muay Thai fighter about to walk into the ring a fight with his trainers during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7
A Muay Thai fighter about to walk into the ring with his trainer during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7

Spectators and Bookies reading the fight list during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7
Spectators read the fight list while a boookie in the background signals odds for the current match during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7

View of the ring during a Muay Thai at Chang 7
View of the ring during a Muay Thai at Chang 7

A spectator looks at a piece of paper with the draw card during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7
A spectator looks at a piece of paper with the draw card with betting odds written on it during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7

Two Muay thai fighters on the ropes during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7
Two Muay thai fighters on the ropes during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7

Spectators celebrate the victory of a fighter during his Muay thai bout at Chang 7
Spectators celebrate the victory of a fighter during his Muay thai bout at Chang 7

A fighter showing some nerves amongst the crowd before his fight during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7
A fighter showing some nerves amongst the crowd before his fight during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7

A bookie holds onto a note pad with bets placed during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7
A bookie holds onto a note pad with bets placed while standing next to a punter holding onto his cash during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7

Men who have placed bets on the fight count their winnings during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7
Men who have placed bets on the fight count their winnings during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7

 

Supporter crew of one of the combatants celebrate as their fighter makes contact his opponent during a Muay Thai  fight at Chang 7
Supporter crew of one of the combatants celebrate as their fighter makes contact his opponent during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7

A punter exchanges money with a bookie during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7
A punter exchanges money with a bookie during a Muay Thai fight at Chang 7

 


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Where?
This particular fight took place at the Ch7 tv studio, however don’t think you will be entering a fancy studio cause it isn’t, it’s basically a bare concrete building with some metal stands surrounding the ring.
How to get there?
Take the BTS to Mo Chit, walk on the opposite side of queen Sirikit park walk towards Ratchadaphisek Road & turn right at soi Ruam siri mit. It’s about 150meters down the road. It’s not the easiest place to get to but just ask a local for ‘chang 7’ or ‘shadow box’ and they should put you in the right direction
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How much & when?

Free…yes, Free Muay Thai in Bangkok!!

Every Sunday at 1pm

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