Forgotten images of old Melbourne in demand
Photographs of a bygone Melbourne, which gathered dust in a shoebox for 40 years, are selling like hot cakes to discerning young art collectors.
Starting in 1969, Angus O’Callaghan spent three years documenting the city he loved. Using a pair of Yashicaflex medium-format cameras he took unposed photos of seemingly mundane events. Four decades on, they seem to have a deeper meaning, capturing the soul of a city that no longer exists.