Photography by Richard Edwards


The Brisbane Power House s another favourite place of mine to people watch and take photos, its also a great place to see theatre, Eat and have a drink by the river. The Power House was formally (captain obvious) A power station feeding Brisbane power needs.

In this photo I wanted to capture the people drinking and socialising and have them juxtaposed against the art work of the mans legs. 

Leica MP film camera - Leica Sumicron 35mm lens. It was shot using Kodak Tri-x Developed at home.


This photo is in one of the art exhibition spaces, I wanted to capture both spaces. one of the things i do like about photographing in this building is the constant changing set ups in the spaces, the dynamics of the people and the light. it has excellent light. Some of the spaces are quite dark, specifically downstairs. I rarely take a tripod for this kind of shooting so i tend to stick to the ground floor.

Leica M9 with 35mm Sumicron Lens, developed in Lightroom.

This photo is of some the old workings of the Power House. Specifically it is is a rail that would have had a crane bridged across it. You can still see the old power cables that trail along as the crane moves. The crane would have been used to lift motors, generators and other large pieces of machinery and equipment used in the generation of Brisbane power. 

Nikon D700 and  Nikon 85mm f1.4 lens.

This photo was taken as part of a portrait shoot at the powerhouse. The theme of the shoot was Sisters. The area where the girls are seated is outside of the power house building. I am uncertain of its original use, but could assume that it was some sort of maintenance or storage area. 

Leica M9 - Zeiss Biogon 21mm f2.8

The kitchen at the PowerHouse has a window from the performing area where you can see your meals being made. This photo was taken from the gallery area looking into the kitchen.

I can't remember what camera was used in this instance but I believe it was my Nikon D700 with a 50mm f1.4 Lens

The Brisbane Power House