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This is from a series of Laundrettes around Melbourne (Australia). I wanted to look at, and document these places. They are slowly but surely disappearing, being renovated or re-developed into bars cafes etc. I am also interested in these spaces as they are one of the few areas where it is acceptable to be by ones self…no ones eyes are raised by someone sitting alone in a laundrette, as they can be when in a restaurant. There is also no expectation to engage fellow “washers” in conversation. The laundrette can be a place of solitude.

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  • elliewinds
    elliewindsover 6 years ago

    well done!

  • Paul Vanzella
    Paul Vanzellaover 6 years ago

    love the design aspect of this image – a frame within a frame so to speak… the ripped up vinyl really makes the shot, and how cool is that colour scheme!

  • Jeff  Burns
    Jeff Burnsover 6 years ago

    Very creative. Love it

  • opticnerve
    opticnerveover 6 years ago

    about 10 years ago my friend and myself travelled from Aires rock straight to Melbourne. a 54 hour bus ride!! apon arriving we could not get a hostel for hours so we set out to find a laundrette and found one quite far away that looked somewhat like this one. thanks for bring be some good old memories

  • emapearl
    emapearlover 6 years ago

    this is WAY TO COOL! i like this a lot. :)

  • martinilogic
    martinilogicover 6 years ago

    dude, you did it again awesome perspective

  • Arlene Zapata
    Arlene Zapataover 6 years ago

    The simple, straight fowardness of this shot makes it very appealing. NIce job!

  • Kelly Boyle
    Kelly Boyleover 6 years ago

    this is really cool!!

  • clarkey
    clarkeyover 6 years ago

    This is a very nice picture purely from your point about the acceptability of aloneness in a laundromat. In years gone past, I spent quite a bit of time in one laundromat or another – it was often the only placfe I got to read my latest book without interruption!

    They do seem to be a fast disappearing beast. This is well done.

  • jemimalovesbigted
    jemimalovesbigtedover 6 years ago

    fabulous!

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