Photographing Kotara

Photographs of Kotara

Dominated by retail, the suburb of Kotara is a frequent visit for many a Novocastrian. Being such a well-known area, it was a challenge attempting to find new angles to shoot from. I tried to capture some of the movement and activity that defines it. In this part of town, everything is built upon and man-made, it’s quite a change from the beachside suburbs only a few kms away. Once every spot has been built upon, it seems to be knocked down and restarted, or simply built straight over the top of. It will be interesting to watch the development of retail over the next decade as Charlestown, Kotara and the wildcard contestant of Hunter St Mall battle it out.

Each week “The Grid” features photos of a selected area of the Newcastle & Hunter region, capturing moments that might otherwise go unnoticed.

Ben is a 21 year old photographer who loves capturing the emotion of a moment. He focuses on wedding & portrait photography, but doesn't mind trying his hand at other genres from time to time either. Ben spends most of his spare time reading about photography, practicing new photography techniques and spending all his money on new photography toys. Growing up in Gloucester & moving after completing school, he is now studying a Bachelor of Business at the University of Newcastle. A self-confessed geek, you can follow his stream of consciousness on Twitter or see the latest work on his blog.

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Nice photos Ben!

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