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.