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Sydney

Tomaso Baldessarini explores the People
of Australia's largest metropolis

The Pick up

Tomasso Baldessarini arrives at the Leica Store located inside the iconic Queen Victoria Building in the heart of Sydney's bustling CBD. Here he is given the Leica Q. His topic: People. From here his journey begins.

the process

"Talking to complete strangers on the streets of a different continent was a completely new and intense experience for me ... The work produced by a photographer can only evolve if the photographer keeps moving. It’s a new view of the world and the things that go on in it. You have to empathize with and be truly interested in the people you photograph."

the process

"Talking to complete strangers on the streets of a different continent was a completely new and intense experience for me ... The work produced by a photographer can only evolve if the photographer keeps moving. It’s a new view of the world and the things that go on in it. You have to empathize with and be truly interested in the people you photograph."

Downtown

"My first choice was Downtown, because the light and the shadows reminded me a lot of New York ... Certainly the people dowtown are a bit more stressed than on the beach and maybe the dress code and philosophy of life are different, but in the end, the encounters are the same. Always warm and authentic."

Bondi Beach

"I thought about whether there is a place in Sydney that brings people together and stands like no other for the Australian way of life ... In Australia, the beach is a neutral and peaceful zone where it becomes clear how the attitude of Australians comes to life ... Normally, I'm not the type to sit on the beach in the sun, but I felt incredibly connected to this place, as if I had been there before in another life."

Newtown

"[Newtown is] an alternative district where religion and sexual orientation play no role. You meet many young people who have come to Sydney to feel a little bit of freedom. You see a lot of art...especially street art. It could also be described as a catwalk of young alternatives and creatives. Live and let live is the motto here."