Hotshots: Perth unearthed, one photograph at a time

Space invader

PHOTOGRAPH: ISABELLA TRANCHITA, WORDS: CHRIS THOMSON

A decade or so ago, the term ‘very Freo’ was coined to describe unorthodox happenings in Perth’s freeform port city of Fremantle.

Here, on Fremantle’s main street, a spaceman with a conjoined stormtrooper strolls past the Goldrush-era Newport Hotel, somewhat out of step with a fine feathered local.

Space invader

This photo is one in a series of Perth hotshots – a selection of photojournalism by students at Curtin University in the Western Australian state capital of Perth.

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