For the past 5 years I've been living in the somewhat notorious suburb of Footscray in Melbourne's inner west.
I love the suburb for so many reasons, but most of all - I love it for the eclectic mixture of people you meet on a daily basis in the street.
It was decided on a whim to leave the comfort of the studio one afternoon and head out into central Footscray armed with a portable light, a black polyboard and a camera.
These are just a few of the locals we encountered over the few hours we spent there, but much to my amazement I realised the camera forced me to interact with people that I would ordinarily have dismissed.
Each and every one of the people we photographed had an interesting story surrounding them - and they were simply intrigued by what we were doing.
It's only too easy to dismiss people whilst on the street, but we are all just human after all.