When time permits I love walking around the streets of Melbourne looking for an opportunity to capture a character, especially where that character has a persona about them that conveys a message.
In the following photograph the old woman is well known around Collins Street in Melbourne. I watched her walking up and down stopping and asking for a donation from every passer by. Rumour has it that she is quite rich, however that is not central to the photograph. What is central is the older style head-wear and the character that comes out in her face. In an unspoken way she evokes images of a time that has passed.
Hope you enjoy the image.