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Angus O’Callaghan: yesterday's Melbourne « Previous | |Next »
October 26, 2011

Whilst walking the streets of Melbourne's CBD and trying to photos in the rain I popped into the Kozminsky Gallery in Bourke Street. I'd seen some images of Melbourne circa 1970 in the gallery's window when Suzanne and I had been walking by in Hardware Lane.

Angus O'Callaghan, was a school teacher in Brighton, who used to roam the city's streets with his Yashika twin lens cameras (one for black and white film and one for colour at night and on weekends from 1968 to 1971.

O'CallaghanAMilkBaR.jpg Angus O'Callaghan, Milk Bar, circa 1971

This was the picture in the window that caught my eye. O'Callaghan's exhibition was entitled "Marvellous Melbourne" and a heap of work had been sold --around $200, 000. Judging by that Melbournians love their city of yesterday.

An example is this late-60s shot looking north along Swanston Street from Princes Bridge during a storm:

O'CallaghanA PrincesBridge.jpg

I understand that some of Angus O'Callaghan's images of Melbourne have been published in Stephen Banham's new book "Characters" which investigates typography in advertising in Victoria;

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