Thursday, March 5, 2015

The Prince Deck - 'a grand hotel taken over by punk'.

The Prince of Wales hotel in St Kilda has entranced me since I was a teenager. Back then I was fascinated by it's grungy live music scene, a grand hotel taken over by punk. As a pale and skinny punter it was the place to see the Cosmic Psychos and Sonic Youth, a place to perform with my industrial band Denial supporting X or Spiderbait. Energetic, kinetic rock and roll in a Fitzroy Street that was mostly boarded up, a little bit dangerous, and housed in the hotel's basement was a Jewel Food Barn supermarket. For the past 12 years I've continued my affair with this St Kilda landmark, although the vibe is completely different, the car park is now home to The Prince Deck, the style is elegant and designer, classic and contemporary, it's all champagne and canapes. My part these days extends as a photographer who wants to show people they are loved. Here's a few shots from Jessica and Sharim's recent wedding on The Deck - it rocked! And check out dad's great shoes.
























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