Traditional 40's 50's weatherboard home, in Carina. Brisbane vernacular architecture.

 

 

These pictures are from an ongoing series about where I grew up in Brisbane, just 5 km from the CBD. While initially the series was about post war homes remaining in near original condition on undeveloped blocks of land; because that's how I remember them from when I was growing up. The series has also come to represent those homes in a broader suburban landscape. During my last trip back to Brisbane and my local suburbs, Carina, Seven Hills, Cannon Hill, Camp Hill, yes it is hilly.. I was fortunate enough to see the city at its lush, subtropical and to my eyes at least, exotic best. 'The Wild Lushness of Brisbane Suburbia' contains many of the elements I remember from growing up in these now rapidly changing neighbourhoods; it's a documentation of a Brisbane past; but it is also a look at yesterdays Brisbane today; and if you have ever been caught out cycling or waking in a Brisbane summer downpour, you might even be able to smell the lushness just by looking at some of these pictures.

Kent Johnson is a professional photographer living and working in Sydney, Australia.

View more in this series on Flickr here.

Traditional 40's 50's weatherboard home with casement windows on a sloping block in Carina. Post WW2 Brisbane vernacular architecture. Blue painted 40's 50's weatherboard home post and rail fence with wire mesh, in Camp Hill, Brisbane. Rendered brick 40's 50's home, in Carina Brisbane. Architectural photography by Kent Johnson. Tulloch, weatherboard house - Camp Hill. Post WW2 Brisbane vernacular architecture. Traditional 40's 50's weatherboard home with city view from Oatson Skyline Drive, Seven Hills, Brisbane. 1950's 60's brick and weatherboard home, in Carina Brisbane. Wide roads and wide grassy unimproved sidewalks, Seven Hills, Brisbane. Photographed by Kent Johnson. 1940's 50's weatherboard home in middle of an unimproved block, Canon Hill, Brisbane. 1950's 60's weatherboard home below the roadline with breeze block privacy wall, Canon Hill, Brisbane. Architectural photography by Kent Johnson. Lowset weatherboard home, curved stucco fence, Seven Hills. Brisbane vernacular architecture. Large backyards with hills hoists, dividing galvanised pipe and chain wire and mesh fence. Seven Hills Brisbane. Soon to be renovated; weatherboard home with timber fenestration on understory, casement windows Seven Hills. Post WW2 Brisbane vernacular architecture. Origninal condition weatherboard home with timber fenestration on understory, casement windows on an unimproved and unfenced corner block in Carina. Post WW2 Brisbane vernacular architecture. Architectural photography by Kent Johnson.