Melbourne is wonderful, a city of bold statements yet equality, of the undiscovered, the burgeoning, the creative and the quirky.
Matt Irwin's love of Melbourne is unquestionable, as is his ability to capture the 'speaking' moment as a streetscape photographer. He has watched and documented Melbourne's evolution into the city it has become today, one of the most liveable cities in the world.
Matt observes and understands his subject intimately, chasing the elusive moods of Melbourne until light and matter collide in a perfect photographic moment.
This photographic selection includes images never before released, along with highly iconic ones. This stunning collection of black and white and colour photographs depicts the well-known Melbourne of postcards as well as the hidden gems. From Degraves Street cafes and graffiti-soaked laneways to St Kilda, Federation Square, Flinders Street and the MCG, Melbourne: A Love Affair Mini is the art book for lovers of Melbourne and lovers of great streetscape photography.
About the Photographer:
Over the last 27 years, Matt Irwin’s iconic photographic images, particularly of Melbourne, have gathered a dedicated following. Wherever he goes in the world, Matt uses the language of photography to convey the essence of place which mere words cannot. His images evoke a strong connection for the viewer as they are authentic in their interpretation. Now the City Of Melbourne has recognised Matt's individual passion and lifelong contribution to Melbourne with a Melbourne Award.