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Hydrants and hydrant signs: Melbourne

Hydrants and hydrant signs: Melbourne

Hydrant signs: London

Hydrant signs: London

No Parking signs: Melbourne

No Parking signs: Melbourne

MMBW cover: Melbourne

MMBW cover: Melbourne

MMBW valve cover: Melbourne

MMBW valve cover: Melbourne

Hussain AlMoosawi is graphic designer and photographer from the UAE. Born in Dubai in 1984, he received his training in Australia, where he lived there for 8 years and developed an interest in photographing the design elements of the street. Having worked for the Museum of Brisbane after obtaining his degree in communication design, he realised the importance of documentation, not only to revisit any material in the future, but as a mean of having a clear image of the present. His area of interest is the urban space. Many of his photographs exhibit forms of vandalistic acts, while others show personal aesthetic expressions. However, both are similar in highlighting the individual touch. In other hand, his photography is a showcase of design standards. As an example, hydrant signs in Melbourne are mostly red, but do not adhere to a specific form. In comparison, modern hydrant signs in London (and all over the UK) are standardised with the yellow ‘H’ sign. All the work shown here was photographed in Melbourne and London. Hussain is currently based in Abu Dhabi, and is in the quest of rediscovering the urban landscape of where he belongs, documenting the non obvious visual elements of a place known for its modern architecture and skyscrapers.