if cities are necessarily contradictions sydney seems particularly so: seedy and stunning; tacky and bourgie; diverse and exclusive. living here i got into the habit of going for really long walks with my camera. i'd set out from newtown in the afternoon when the light was good and walk into the evening, usually heading west. in a city that often felt impenetrable this process seemed one of the best means of grounding myself within its spaces and navigating its scale and flux. perhaps this position of seeking emplacement within a refusing urban geography is one of the best times to have a camera because it allows you to resist—through small moments of capture—the invisibility of being a stranger, briefly skimming the surfaces of place.