by Tiffany Kennedy
Temperatures above 40 celsius seem to be summer’s growing companion, and accompanying the dead set heat, is more than just sweat.
41 degrees celsius (105.8 Fahrenheit). It’s almost as hot today as it was the day that I decided to dance and pose in the middle of the street, my tripod set up with a ghost behind it photographing me. Well, at least that’s what everyone who walk past probably thought.
I’m not too sure how to feel about the Australian heat anymore. It always seems to be the hot topic of complaint, as well as small talk. Well, in Asia the heat is different, it’s humid but not really hot, the temperatures are always similar each day and you know what to expect. Here it’s a dry heat, one that everyone will mention to their co-worker or an old friend when starting up a new conversation. ‘Wow, it is really hot today, isn’t it?’ ‘Yes I know! It’s ridiculous how hot it gets sometimes, and the air-conditioner doesn’t work as well during these hot days’ is a conversation that majority of Australians would have had with a cashier at some point, honestly. I mean, when I snake has to jump in a public swimming pool, and every where in the state is considered a fire hazard, well, it’s hot. Great small talk guys.
That being said, I, being the smart cookie I am, have decided to stay inside (for the most part). When going on location for shoots, I always have to wake up at the crack of dawn (basically) if I want to beat the heat. Finding little ally ways where I can take photos and be in the shade, is always the best, but there’s always someone who passes by or decides to walk in front of the camera.
Flowing tops and boy-shorts have been my go to, accompanied by neck ties, if needed. It’s just too hot to bother with pants sometimes. Only when it cools down to maybe 30 degrees on those strange days in the summer, are palazzo pants worn. Though it is hilarious when in the middle of summer, it gets even stranger with a bundle of rain, even when it’s still 32 degrees, and everyone’s unsure of what to do, creating a mixture of umbrellas, raincoats, short-shorts and flip-flops. Well that’s ‘straya for you.
In Good Company – Top,
Shot on a Nikon D3200 +20mm Lens