No One Is Home
Between 2007 and 2011 I walked the streets of Perth with my camera and a idea to capture the essence of my home town. Quickly I was drawn away from the crowds of the CDB and the tourist attractions to the empty spaces and ally ways. As for me this is symbolic of Perth; a city that has gone through rapid economic development over the last 60 years, yet socially it has not developed at the same pace and has lacked in a strong cultural core and a distinct identity.
In the last decade the inner city has been revitalised with redevelopment projects focused on bringing the people and the city together, which for me, has finally made Perth a great city to live in.
The city is still rapidly developing, yet the development we are seeing now has a more organic connection between the people and the concrete – no longer are buildings being made purely for utilitarian purposes.
Perth is finding it’s voice, culture and identity. And its about time.
James Knox is EIC of FLINT.