I have been photographing the streets of Melbourne since 2003 when I bought a small point and shoot camera. The camera was pretty primitive by today's standards, but it allowed me to learn the craft of photography and... to fall in love with it.

These days, most know me as a Rock N Roll Music photographer and that is all covered extensively elsewhere but, shooting the streets is something I adore.

This site will mainly focus on the body of work I have done around Melbourne, but don't be surprised if you see some of the shoots I have done in cities such as Tokyo, Hiroshima, Kyoto, Athens, Berlin, Prague, Budapest etc.

John Raptis
Photographer