MATTHEW TAKES IT TO THE EDGE FOR INSPIRATION IN FINDING THE CITY OF CONTRASTS SUPER SHOTS.

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Matthew first made his impact as a FOCUS FORCE Kids with Cameras with his ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO collection of submissions for next years MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW. He has been eagerly keeping in touch since then, and wasted no time in registering to be a member of the CAMERA CREW for the CITY of CONTRASTS project. Now, we bring you a selection of his work submissions for the project. See what you think, and get behind him with your POSTS of PRAISE.

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714MB14. From the forecourt of the Melbourne library Matthew looks towards the tallest  building in the city, and one of the tallest in the Southern hemisphere and the world. A place that takes the eye of  visitors interstate and international alike. And for many Melburnians take for granted, and rarely cast a second glance unless pointing it out to one of them.  An interesting contrast between the clean lines and modern architecture of the tower and the embossed column in the edge of the image.

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714MB22.Melbourne’s department store Myer  is regarded as a mecca for shoppers from all parts of the globe while still attracting local bargain hunters descending on the city to snap up a bargain. The store, the flagship of the group has been transformed with new changes consolidating its place as one of the best retail stores of the world of which we are proud of.  714MB18. On the other side of street and a block away we find a newcomer with sweet taste for finding a SUPER SHOT. The grey texture of the pebbled façade proving contrast to the red canopies over the street.

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714MB12.Two fine examples of Matthew taking it to  the edge are found in these pics that both show dramatic lines and profiles to the buildings . 714MB26. The bottom one giving the impression of a stairway to the stars. And we’re sure that’s what he is hoping for in finding an elusive SUPER SHOT that will catch your eye, and the New Yorkers too. 

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 714MB14 A stimulating feel for contrasts are found in these shots. A plethora of images mix n merge in the image on the left with the statue of early lawman Sir James Barry Kt standing from his position at the library overseeing the view.714MB25 On the right another one reaching for the skies and taking the risk of finding a SUPER SHOT to the edge.

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714MB24. At the top end of Collins St, at number 120 stands the Investra Building, a tall tower that houses the high powered corporates of town including the offices of mining giant Rio Tinto. Here, Matthew catches a contrasting image that reflects the olde worlde charm of the Paris end of town.

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714MB1 The Block Arcade on Collins Street is a destination for those with a taste for the best. Here you see it’s sign that marks the spot. An interesting shot that is backed by some of the foliage still gracing the trees in the city’s winter, and bordered by entrance makes good framing.

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14MB19 MELBOURNE’S ICONS GATHER for this image showing aspects of the city including the Town Hall, St. Paul’s Cathedral, and front and centre a tram bearing the Swanston street name the place for much of the cities historic moments. Including the magic Moomba Parade, the Anzac parade and then more joyous gatherings like the Parade of Champions during Melbourne Cup and the other day when the heroes of the footy field travel the path of the Grand Final parade.

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714MB2. The Tiffany name looks to be the foundations for a great submission for a SUPER SHOT in this image. Once again looks to the sky in hoping for his image to make the grade, and we wonder will it. If you think so, make a POST of PRAISE to give more than a chance.

WRITE A POST of PRAISE choosing two of the images you see each day that you consider would make a picture postcard view of Melbourne to be reproduced as a KIDzPIKz postcard. The high scorers will then be considered for the collection which FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP AMBASSADOR will pack into her luggage to hand out to New York Kids With Cameras. Just write the image numbers in your post and we’ll do the rest.

HOW TO POST A PRAISE; Choose the SUPER SHOT submission you like most. Go to bottom here, and click on “leave a comment” then  nominating the Kids With Cameras name, and the image number in the post. Then add a few words of praise to encourage them. It’s that easy.

THANK YOU TO HARVEY NORMAN PHOTOCENTRE in the QV CENTRE MELBOURNE for rewarding the FOCUS FORCE Kids With Cameras with FREE PRINT VOUCHERS. CHECK OUT THEIR DEALS FOR Kids With Cameras and others at ;http://www.harveynorman.com.au/

GO TO THE SPLENDOUR OF; tiffany.com.au

WATCH THE FOCUSFOR WEBSITE EACH DAY THIS WEEK  FOR THE BEST OF THE CITY of CONTRASTS SUBMISSIONS.

 

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About focusfor

The FOCUS FORCE photographic workshop program for Kids With Cameras is based in Melbourne, Australia. The projects have gone beyond the Victorian borders, into New South Wales, and Tasmania.Through others including a backpacker it has been provided to children in Thailand, and a teacher in Portugal has inspired children there as well. Apart, from the fun of learning about the camera and developing the skill of taking better photos; the best of which are raised to the status of SUPER SHOTS,the works have been mounted as collections under the banner of the FOCUS FORCE FRIENDSHIP EXHIBITIONS, and sent as gifts of friendship and goodwill to the United States, Italy, Japan, China - others are still being worked on. The program enrciches the children's knowledge, and as a side benefit makes them more aware of their own surroundings,and all that is to value where they live. Then comes the delight of being achievers, and having their self esteem boosted by their successes.The term "kids with cameras" was first used by the program's forerunner; CLICKER - the "club for kids with cameras", and dates back to the mid 1980's. The name change came about as wanting to be more appropriate to the older student group that the program now works with.

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  1. Great photos Matthew. I especially like 14MB19 with St Paul’s and the Town Hall and how you have captured the tram displaying Swanston Street. The other image I particularly like is 714MB1 of the Block Arcade sign framed by the building and the striking green of the trees. Look forward to seeing more.

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