On my travel around this weird planet I decided to stay in Melbourne for a bit and to discover what cyberpunk beauty it had to offer. I followed two artists from Melbourne for quite a while and really liked their work – inspired by the city at night.
See some of the results of my photoshoots and read on for recommendations for photospots in Melbourne at night!
I created a google map, where I will put all the spots I visit on my travels and you are welcome to contact me if you want to add a place and be mentioned. Let’s travel the night together.
The number one place to shoot in Melbourne if you are into cyberpunk and neon is definitely Chinatown – what else? At night, Little Bourke Street turns into the perfect setting for photoshoots.
Right in front of the Exford Hotel is a parking garage that looks very creepy, but it is worth to go upstairs and have a shot of Chinatown from above! From this garage you also have a wonderful view on the skyscrapers on Elizabeth street.
Other places for nightshots and lights
On Bourke street, near Target, i found this nice corner. Unfortunately i had no model in my pocket to put there… So aesthetic ;D
When you walk along the Southbank, you will encounter a huge staircase with some red lights at night. At first glance, it didn’t seem interesting to me, but my friend Tully had a good eye and we did some amazing shots there! I still need to edit them…
During the same shoot, we also went to the Gardens near Flinders Station, opposite the theatre. There is a tiny venue near the road that lights up in bright neon colors at night, you just cannot miss it! It has some industrial style fences and very good lights.
Don’t ever hesitate to enter a parking garage and head to the top. Most of them don’t have cameras and if they have, somebody will just ask you to leave if you take pictures. No risk, no fun!
If you want to see some local Melbourne cyberpunk inspired art, check out these guys:
If you ever go to Melbourne and need some advice, don’t hesitate to ask me : )