Ordinary Brisbane

Photography

Louis Lim
2011

Australia is formed by diverse cultures that has transformed, evolved and adapted to our current modern melting-pot society. Underlying our social structures are rituals practiced through our daily life, and a universal routine is our mealtime experience.

Reflecting over my personal encounters, as I grew older and more independent, dinnertime has morphed from a daily family-bonding occasion to a practical self-feeding exercise. While attending to friends’ dinner parties, I was opened to glimpses of other family lifestyles and cultures. Over a Meal observed how family life is shaped through various weeknight dinner experiences. The series wish to share and reveal our mundane practices that form us, and our society.