Vain + Alone and waaaaaaaay early for a flight to NZ.
In a nearly empty airport, it is a safe bet that you can leave your wallet to anchor your phone on the garbage receptacle to take a shot like this. As I write, the empty row has filled with folk looking for a place to sleep.
Vain + Alone in Ferntree Gully, Victoria, AUSTRALIA.
Hanging the washing…I had to put the phone on the top of a shed to get some good height and create the feeling of paparazzi hiding in a bush on the hill. Strictly speaking, the paparazzi gambit is not a great fit with the V+A ethos. The notion of someone tasked with documenting your life works better, and makes a shit like this a little more unlikely. I’m just working out the wrinkles of this thing here.
V+A IN MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA.
When in “walk” mode, Google Maps seems to take you down lanes, through ditches, the occasional backyard…weird. This shot is reminiscent of a V+A from New York…the old “place the phone on the ground run away and stroll non-challant like”…taken in a wee lane way.
Vain + Alone in Adelaide, AUSTRALIA.
I’m not really sure if this is an appropriate V+A pic as it lacks a certain photo journalistic quality. But, you see, there was this wall and it was black and it was sun dappled and there was me alone, and I was raised Catholic and it’s been a while since I’ve done one of these…a Vain + Alone shot, not the cross thing.
You’ll be happy to know I had to stack a stool on top of a chair to get the right height for the phone.