Hobsons Bay photographer Chris Cincotta is Humans in Melbourne

Hobsons Bay’s very own Chris Cincotta has launched his first book Humans in Melbourne at the Book and Paper bookstore in Williamstown and we were first in line to grab our copy and have it signed by the man himself.

The Newport-based photographer is the founder of @melbourneiloveyou on Instagram and Humans In Melbourne on Facebook, but he hasn’t always been a photographer.

It all started in 2012 when was about to go overseas for the 10th year in a row and his mother asked if he could take some photos for her and put them online so she could see what he was up to.

Cincotta told his mother that he would take a photo everyday that year for her. And that’s what he did, using his trusty iPhone 4s at the time, a camera he recalls as being one of his favourites.

Then in 2013 Cincotta found that he couldn’t stop taking photos. He felt strange when he wasn’t creating. So another year of “A photo a day” happened.

When he moved back to Melbourne in 2014 Cincotta needed a job. He was at a local market, looking at another photographers work when it dawned on him that he should be a photographer. So that’s exactly what he did.

Cincotta found he had a nack for street photography. Especially street art photography. He opened up a little booth he rented from the city on the corner of Bourke and Elizabeth and opened up for 3 weeks to test. The test worked.

Chris Cincotta’s first book Humans in Melbourne can be purchased from the Book and Paper bookstore in Williamstown. You can visit them at 36 Douglas Pde, Williamstown.

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