This shot was taken in 2007, during the construction of Melbourne’s latest addition to the city’s arts precinct – the impressive Recital Centre.

This site supervisor agreed to let me take some shots around the building site’s perimeter and when I realised I could see Sturt Street, the temporary blue construction fence and the orange traffic barrier reflected in his sunglasses, I asked his permission to take this shot.

It just so happened that he was standing slightly to the side of the red-yellow-and-black sign that proclaimed: “Caution: overhead cables”. I like the fact that the depth of field on this very tight frame shows the slight stubble on his face, yet the lettering on the sign in the background is actually discernible.

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