Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Uni Life

I'm finally finished with my semester at the University of Melbourne--a challenging and endlessly rewarding experience.
A highlight was conducting research on the race-relations with Aboriginal Australians; I learned so much!

I am excited to see where else my academics lead me.
This past semester has opened so many doors!

Monday, November 23, 2015

The Grampians | Mackenzie Falls

 These are a few recent photos from a hike in the Grampians and Mackenzie Falls! Now that the sun is out, I've been spending more time outside of Melbourne, enjoying nature and the Victorian landscape.

Sunday, November 8, 2015


Tasmania, Australia

Saturday, November 7, 2015

New Tropics

Moments in the Tropics on colour film.

Northern Territory, 2015

Slow Living

Darwin, 2015

Going to Darwin was one of the richest experiences I have ever had. 
The vibes there were amazing. Warm weather. Slow Living. Approachable people.
Beyond that, I got a lot of tlc hanging by the beach and taking in the atmosphere.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Solo Time on Tiwi Island

Tiwi Island, 2015

I took some time on the island to explore on my own,
 taking photos, meeting locals and admiring the scenery.  

The Ferry - Tiwi Island

On my way to Tiwi Island, I met some kids (between the age of 9-13) on the ferry who were training to be in the Tiwi army.  

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Melbourne Grunge

Melbourne Grunge, 35mm film, 2015
 There are so many interesting characters on the street,nice landscapes, and cool happenings around Melbourne; I am truly inspired by this city.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015


Patrick Wright, who runs the blog DC Metro Moments, is one of my biggest photography inspirations. I love the intimacy of his photos--he gets so close to strangers. That, along with the color, composition, and consistency of his photos keep me coming back to his blog --> http://www.dcmetromoments.com/

These are a few of my favorites:

These photos are everything I want mine to be someday. 

Photo Credit: Patrick Wright | www.dcmetromoments.com@dcmetromoments

Saturday, September 26, 2015

Coastal Victoria

After months of anticipation, I finally processed my film. I am elated...fujicolor film never looked better! 
Victoria, 2015

Friday, September 25, 2015

Street Culture

 The amount of art and culture in Melbourne is overwhelming.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

Smoke Stack Rhino

I got a super cool opportunity to photograph/film Smoke Stack Rhino, a Melbourne-based blues band. They played at the famous Cherry Bar on AC/DC lane. The crowd and atmosphere were perfect. I loved their high energy performance.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Life: Autumn's Birthday

Celebrated my friend Autumn's Birthday recently. We went out to dinner, hung out, and went to hip-hop night at the "Laundry Bar." It was a good night

I took an impromptu video at dinner. Our table started singing happy birthday to Autumn and the whole square joined in. It was a great moment, see it below :) !

Saturday, September 5, 2015


You never what you'll find on the streets on Melbourne. On this day I found a teenage boy practicing Parkour, the next day I found a man breathing fire.

Phillip Island

These are photos from last week's trip to Phillip Island, a small island off of the Victorian coast known for it's large populations of small, blue penguins. I spent the day walking the island's beautiful beaches and spent the night watching penguins swim out of the water. It was a good time.

Saturday, August 29, 2015

Meeting Kangaroos

Kangaroos could make good therapy animals. After a few stressful weeks of school, I fed a few of them and felt better instantly!

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Night Out

Melbourne at night feels cinematic.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Fighting Racism in Australia #IStandWithAdam

#IStandWithAdam from Murugi on Vimeo.
University of Melbourne's Victorian College of the Arts and Melbourne's Conservatorium of Music hosted a flash mob on August 4th combating racism and supporting of Adam Goodes, an aboriginal "footy" player.
This flash mob was a part of the greater #ISTANDWITHADAM movement aimed to combat racism.

Created by Murugi Thande and Chelsea Greene
Featuring Siobhan Dockray, Alix Bromley, Richard Frankland and Sean Dockray
Effects by Alexander Chapaev
Music by Owen Philips
Photos by Steve Baty and Timellis09

Sunday, August 9, 2015

Wintertime Hangouts

Before coming to Melbourne, I was nervous about meeting new people and starting a new life abroad. Welp, those fears are gone now. I've found people that I mesh with and couldn't be happier.