THE PARIS END OF COLLINGWOOD has been one of those little projects that has lived in the back of my mind for many years now. For nearly every single Friday for the last 12 years I’ve gone to this little pub in the back streets of Collingwood that’s withstood the gentrification of the suburb to share a beer with one of my best mates Skateboard Johnny and various other local identities.
Over the course of those years I’ve quietly admired the candor of the patrons that frequent the establishment. It’s one of those pubs where no one gives two shits who you are, what you do or where you’ve been; either you’re a good guy, a shit-pot, or a blow-in. There’s not many grey areas between those slots….which I love.
Sadly there’s a fair few locals that are no longer with us that would’ve made a fantastic addition to this series. There’s also a few that didn’t lob for this session that’ll be shot later as this will be an ongoing project.
I hope you enjoy these characters as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing a beer with them over the years.