The World I See :: A Photography Project exploring the many different perspectives the world offers through my lens. Photography as a reflexive tool serves to open the mind for reflection and contemplation upon moments we might otherwise take for granted, and as aptly described, "to plead the fleeting moment to remain".

Embracing both realms of digital and film photography, I present a collection of images which hopefully speak to you as much as they have shaped my perspective about the world around me. Enjoy.

-tim.xie-

All photos by Timothy Xie unless otherwise stated
Install Theme
:: there’s nowhere else i’d rather be ::
i could look at him all day long, watching his every movement, every yawn, every moment. he is my little prince, Seth Alexander

:: there’s nowhere else i’d rather be ::

i could look at him all day long, watching his every movement, every yawn, every moment. he is my little prince, Seth Alexander

:: my little prince, Seth Alexander ::

life will change forever, and in more ways than one, this is truly a blessing for myself and my family. a new phase in life, more opportunities to love, and countless joyous moments to look forward to.

:: break time ::
taking a break from my Melbourne Trippin’ Series
after office hours, siesta, coffee break, power nap, recharge!

:: break time ::

taking a break from my Melbourne Trippin’ Series

after office hours, siesta, coffee break, power nap, recharge!

:: Melbourne City Sightings #14 ::

In Search of Civilization - the Camberwell Sunday Market

Camberwell, Melbourne

a chest of treasure one may find

:: Melbourne City Sightings #13 ::
Brews that bind
Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

:: Melbourne City Sightings #13 ::

Brews that bind

Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

:: Melbourne City Sightings #12 ::

In quiet contemplation

Mount Dandenong, Melbourne

I have officially found my favourite cafe in the world (not that I have been around the world, as yet). But Cafe de Beaumarchais definitely hits the spot, and some. Tucked up along Mount Dandenong, this quiet, quaint cafe easily served up my favourite breakfast in the 2 weeks that I was in Melbourne. Good food, good coffee and a serene environment set apart for quiet contemplation. Life just got perfect!

:: Melbourne City Sightings #11 ::

Fashion Faux Pas

Queen Victoria Market, Melbourne

Some things should NEVER appear on a t-shirt or sweatshirt

:: Melbourne City Sightings #10 ::
Watching me, watching you
Flinders Street, Melbourne
the voyeur, the exhibitionist, the performer, the artist

:: Melbourne City Sightings #10 ::

Watching me, watching you

Flinders Street, Melbourne

the voyeur, the exhibitionist, the performer, the artist

:: Melbourne City Sightings #09 ::

The Great Ocean Road

The beauty of nature surrounds us, within a much larger plan. There is much to behold, if only we embrace it, doing our part in guarding it for our future generations, and not letting it ‘run’ away and slip from our grasp.

:: Melbourne City Sightings #08 ::

City Slickers

Chapel Street Precinct, Prahran, Melbourne

It’s not so much that a person is good looking, but really it’s more so about the embodiment of style, personality, and being true to oneself. As I continue to ponder upon my recent trip to Melbourne, there is just honesty about the city that I am so drawn to, an earnestness about the people that I have come across, and a sincerity behind it all. 

:: Melbourne City Sightings #07 ::

Hidden Gems Aplenty

Lygon Street, Little Italy, Melbourne

an absolute must visit part of town, with surprises sprinkled throughout. lovely homemade/handmade pasta, wonderful brunch and coffee (at Trotters), little nondescript shops selling one of a kind vintage articles. a perfect place to kick back, sip coffee and read a book. Little Italy, definitely one of my favourite spots in town. 

:: Melbourne City Sightings #06 ::
THE BEST! Hammer & Tong ‘Soft Shell Crab Burger’
Fitzroy, Melbourne
Seriously the best Soft Shell Crab Burger I have ever had the pleasure of sinking my teeth into. With such a vibrant cafe and brunch culture here in Melbourne, good food is aplenty, but this Burger takes the cake! Lightly battered soft shell crab, drizzled with Sriracha mayo, sat atop a fresh bed of cabbage, sandwiched between 2 perfectly baked burger buns. Heavenly! Certainly deserves a spot on my list of Melbourne City Sights.

:: Melbourne City Sightings #06 ::

THE BEST! Hammer & Tong ‘Soft Shell Crab Burger’

Fitzroy, Melbourne

Seriously the best Soft Shell Crab Burger I have ever had the pleasure of sinking my teeth into. With such a vibrant cafe and brunch culture here in Melbourne, good food is aplenty, but this Burger takes the cake! Lightly battered soft shell crab, drizzled with Sriracha mayo, sat atop a fresh bed of cabbage, sandwiched between 2 perfectly baked burger buns. Heavenly! Certainly deserves a spot on my list of Melbourne City Sights.

:: Melbourne City Sightings #05 ::
Never to late to party? It’s party time!
Chapel Street Precinct, Prahran, Melbourne
Oh how I love the randomness of this city. Here is this charming elderly man sitting outside POOF DOOF, a ‘gay club for homos’

:: Melbourne City Sightings #05 ::

Never to late to party? It’s party time!

Chapel Street Precinct, Prahran, Melbourne

Oh how I love the randomness of this city. Here is this charming elderly man sitting outside POOF DOOF, a ‘gay club for homos’

:: Melbourne City Sightings #04 ::
All by Myself
Block Arcade, Melbourne CBD
let’s spend a little more time having meals with our loved ones today.
I love this city!

:: Melbourne City Sightings #04 ::

All by Myself

Block Arcade, Melbourne CBD

let’s spend a little more time having meals with our loved ones today.

I love this city!

:: Melbourne City Sightings #03 ::

Sunday Morning Brunch Outing

Hardware Lane, Melbourne CBD

The brunch culture in Melbourne is just amazing. Ubiquitous cafes on every street corner, serving up wonderful coffee, and brunch menus catering to even the most selective of taste buds.

I love this city!