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.