The Bodhi Tree Cafe

As usual, it's been a while since I've posted anything. A hectic new job in a less-than-desirable (photography wise) location hasn't exactly helped with my procrastination. 

I have photographed a little, though. But almost all the rolls I've shot are just piling up waiting to be developed. Film photography has started to become more of a chore rather than enjoyment for me. Even though I love the look Tri-X pushed to 1600 gives me, apps like VSCOcam and their Lightroom film presets are making it harder for me to justify continuing on with film. As I've mentioned in a previous post, for me, shooting film has always mainly been about its aesthetic and not much else. Sure, it feels a lot more rewarding to shoot film but, honestly, I stopped caring about that factor a long time ago. 

Frustrated, I recently started taking photos using my iPhone again. It felt strangely liberating and, most importantly, fun. For the first time in ages (it feels), I've enjoyed taking photos like I used to.  

Below is a collection of images I took at the Bodhi Tree Cafe that is located in Healsville, Victoria. A short drive into the beautiful Victorian countryside and you arrive at this small town.

My wife and I came upon this tiny restaurant by accident a few years ago while we were exploring the Yarra Valley wineries and ever since then, we have made it a point to make a trip down to this little place for their wood fired pizzas every few months. The decor and environment this place sets is simple but cozy. I was told by one of the workers there that the owner built most of the cafe himself by using recycled bits and pieces of wood and sheet metal - that just made me appreciate the cafe even more. 

To me, it's more about the environment than the food itself - as long as it's edible, it's fine by me (though, in this case, the food is excellent as well). And these days, something as original as this, is hard to come by. 

Anyway, enjoy the photos and I'll be back with another mini series soon!

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