Drumming and Dancing, Canberra, Australia

Black and white picture of buskers drumming and lady dancing, Canberra, Australia

Drumming and Dancing, Canberra, Australia

One of the reasons I love photographing buskers and street performers is the audience reactions, or in this case, participation.  This drumming group was entertaining the crowd at the National Multicultural Festival, when a lady in the audience decided to kick off her shoes and dance, much to the delight of both the drummers and the audience.

If you are interested, you can see more pictures of buskers and street performers on Journey Photographic here.

Children, Enlighten, Canberra

Picture of kids playing in spotlight, Enlighten, Canberra, Australia

Children, Enlighten Festival, Canberra, Australia

Canberra’s Enlighten Festival lights up the public buildings of the city with projected artworks and bright patterns, but these children were more interested in playing in front of the giant spotlights set up to sweep across the sky.

(See more pictures from Canberra on Journey Photographic here)

Flat Chat Dog Race, Bungendore Show

Picture of the Flat Chat Dog Race, Bungendore Show, Australia

Flat Chat Dog Race, Bungendore Show, Australia

We headed out to the Bungendore Show this weekend, as part of an ongoing project to photograph Australian country shows.  This picture was taken at the finish line of the Flat Chat Dog Race, one of the day’s headline events.

Eli, National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra

Black and white portrait of Eli at the National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra

Eli at the National Zoo and Aquarium, Canberra

My nephew Eli is the perfect portrait subject, completely unselfconscious and relaxed in front of the lens – as long as I can convince him he doesn’t want to play with the camera!  Luckily, on this occasion the fish at the National Zoo and Aquarium were far more interesting than me, and we ended up with this picture to commemorate one of his rare moments of stillness :)

Fire Twirler, National Folk Festival, Canberra

Picture of fire twirler at the National Folk Festival, Canberra, Australia 2012

Fire Twirler, National Folk Festival, Canberra

A Fire Twirler performs at the 2012 National Folk Festival in Canberra, Australia.  Looking at this, it occurs to me that my love of photographing dramatically lit performers against dark backgrounds isn’t just limited to flamenco

(See more pictures from the National Folk Festival on Journey Photographic here)