Space : The Luxury of Perth

Apr 4, 2017 @ 12:29

See Perth through London based photographer, Sonal Kantaria’s lens and get blown away by the sheer vastness of the city

Perth Landscape | currentMood_Space_The-Luxury_of_Perth | Fashion magazine | Fashion magazine in India | Online fashion magazine | Online fashion magazine in India | Indian fashion magazineLeaving wintery London in February 2013, I arrived to sweltering 35 °C heat in Perth. It was my first encounter with Australia fuelled by a few stereotypes; intense heat endless sunshine, idyllic beaches and the continuing coastline that the city is renowned for.

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 + Pinnacles, Western Australia, 2016

So what did I find there? Known as the most isolated city in the world, the stillness and quietness of Perth’s urban landscape juxtaposed with the bustling metropolis of London, was one of the first things that I noticed when I first arrived there. It is populated by 2 million people and yet so sporadic that often left me wondering, where is everyone?

Perth Landscape | currentMood_Space_The-Luxury_of_Perth | Fashion magazine | Fashion magazine in India | Online fashion magazine | Online fashion magazine in India | Indian fashion magazineHaving grown up in the UK and spent the majority of my adult life living in London, this sense of space was profound. The large gum trees with their soft bark much like skin, the clear and big blue skies, quality of the warm and harsh light, and those starry skies at night, all played to my senses. And so began my love affair with the country.

Perth Landscape | currentMood_Space_The-Luxury_of_Perth | Fashion magazine | Fashion magazine in India | Online fashion magazine | Online fashion magazine in India | Indian fashion magazineMy knowledge of the Australian landscape was furthered when I worked with Aboriginal Elders who had a deep-rooted connection to the land. For them, the land and man are one.

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Meeting the first nation people and the oldest living culture in the world sparked many further stays for me.
Images and Text courtesy : Sonal Kantaria – @skantaria
www.sonalkantaria.com

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