About the Book
Paribus is a picture magazine from the streets of Brisbane. Australia in the 21st century. This is Volume 3, the Valley Edition which is shot in a bleach-bypass colour style, representing a somewhat dark mood that I associate with Fortitude Valley in Brisbane. It’s a wide-angled, stream-of-consciousness view that will appeal to lovers of street photography. The by-line, Ceteris paribus, Latin for all else being equal, refers to the idea that things may appear to be true but only under certain conditions and assumptions. Photographs of a place, a city or a suburb, paint a picture of it, with its forms, structures, light and people who inhabit it. But photographs are also an illusion, created by a set of photographic assumptions captured at a point in time, representing only a tiny fraction of lived experience. Paribus, Volume 3, is my expression and feeling of the Valley on a day that I experienced it. It’s not any less real or more illusory than the reality of the actual place, all else being equal.