Around 2am, late one night in 1983, photographer AHC McDonald returned from a 12 hour job photographing an Italian wedding, to the Rechabites building at 224 William Street Northbridge Western Australia, which was then home to Mayfair Photographics Studio. McDonald, who also lived in the basement all that year, sat with a beer and a studio Nikon, and photographed people going by. It was a Northbridge already changing, but still charmingly old fashioned. Across the road was a plumbing supply. The nearby Brass Monkey Hotel (The Great Western) was still largely a pub for working men. There were many businesses and restaurants established by Italian immigrants in Northbridge, though many would soon be gone, replaced by the culture of new arrivals, particularly that of the Vietnamese refugees that Western Australia had recently welcomed. Prints of some of the images will are on display at the Rechabites building as part of The Perth Fringe Festival starting Jan 17th 2020, and new work shot in the same location 36 years later is being added to the project.