For a project on homelessness in the inner city of Sydney. Have reshot this several times now and I think this one is close to what I was looking for.

I am ging to rename the images for this project ‘Home’ because these _are_people’s homes…or imply ‘home’…even a blanket in a park could be a ‘home’. Home as we might know it doesn’t mean that another’s choice of ‘home’ is not also a legitimate place to belong, or at least feel connected to or have a sence of ownership of.


belong, city, home, homeless, place, street


  • Glenn Storey
    Glenn Storeyover 6 years ago

    Is this in the CBD somewhere.
    We are always being watched, i like the combination of strong vertical and horizontal lines.

  • This is in a back alley off Albion Street Glenn, near Central Station. A quite little corner but the back entrance to a very large company. I’m sure they were watching me .)

    – Robert Knapman

  • butchart
    butchartover 6 years ago

    robert… this is a bone chilling image… haven’t figured out why yet…. but it speaks to me of scarey futures that are here already… perhaps why you haven’t named it either? b

  • You snuck in before I named in butch. Yes the chill of the desert – the city desert maybe…

    – Robert Knapman

  • Sara Lamond
    Sara Lamondover 6 years ago

    @ Glenn – this is everywhere in the CBD (not trying to be silly – just look around!)

    Nice one Robert – really nicely exposed. Like the shirt :)

  • Cheers Sara, I think this might be the one (at least one of….)

    – Robert Knapman

  • JenniferB
    JenniferBover 6 years ago

    where ever i hang my hat, that’s my home… or, as with this scenario, jacket… Was the jacket/shirt hung as a prop? Either way, it certainly adds impact to a seedy, city story. Awesome series Robert, both the glam and the gloomy.

  • Hey Jen. You got it in one! I had one of those 50’s gentleman’s hats hanging up too. However the shirt is clearly enough for the message (well one possible message). Its my shirt and so yep a prop. Cheers hon .)

    – Robert Knapman

  • Mel
    Mel Brackstone...over 6 years ago

    This is the start of an outstanding series from you Robert. Those cameras make this so scary…

  • Why thanksyou halftone. I am enjoying this journey….

    – Robert Knapman

  • Sara Lamond
    Sara Lamondover 6 years ago

    “yep a prop”

    And much easier to carry around than that sofa I used!

  • Damn right Sara but sofa’s rock. Hope your ‘shoot’ went well on the weekend.

    – Robert Knapman

  • Phil
    Philover 6 years ago

    A good shot… and I like your thoughts/description too. The surveillance camera pointed down to this ‘spot’ is a sort of ‘empty security blanket’ watching over such an exposed space, as if its there just to witness the vulnerability of the occupant…. a bit sad. I think your exploration, study and exposure of such circumstances and locations is a positive thing…

  • docophoto
    docophotoover 6 years ago

    Such a stylish series. Not sure still if I can see the homeless aspect in these, but that is probably personal taste, but as isolating city images they are stunning.

  • JimFilmer
    JimFilmerover 6 years ago

    I think it portrays the feeling that you set out to do – and addresses issues so much of society wishes to ignore

  • Nikolay Semyonov
    Nikolay Semyonovover 6 years ago

    a deep insight into the other side of life. wonderful work, Robert!

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