Final week, we printed a heartwarming story on Alan Adler – maybe the “most photographed man in Australia” – who’s behind Flinders Avenue Station’s iconic coin-operated black-and-white photograph sales space.
It was to mark two milestones: Adler’s 90th birthday, and the photograph sales space’s 50th.
We received an enormous response to the story on Instagram, so we did a name out, asking you – our readers – to share your most memorable tales of the photograph sales space. Listed below are a few of our favourites:
“Mum has taken me yearly on my birthday for 25 years. I like seeing us rising up collectively.”
“Circa 2000, earlier than we caught the prepare dwelling, we took pics within the sales space at Flinders Avenue [and] spent the entire day exploring town. Suppose Smoke Desires and the unique Dangerfield.”
“We’ve got been going there yearly on my son’s birthday. It is getting squishy.”
“I met Alan after I first moved to Melbourne [and] he gave us a ‘take a look at’ picture!”
“Our first household photograph of three – finest day captured.”
“Drunk evening. Shared forgotten reminiscence. dawn.”
“I used to be 16 and took images with my first nice love. I nonetheless have them! Such a lovely time.”
“Teen metropolis journey that at all times began with a photograph sales space selfie – custom.”
“Round 3am one Sunday morning about seven of us packed into one among them and received some snaps.”
“Getting out of the suburbs as a youngster within the ’80s, so excited to be within the metropolis with associates.”
“My bestie from college … it was 1979, we have been 16, nonetheless received the images, we’re nonetheless associates.”
“I took a woman on a 3rd date right here. She’s now my girlfriend. (We’ve got the images to point out!)”
“Sure… 15 years of reminiscences and celebrations… weddings, infants, canines, associates.”
Alan Adler’s photograph sales space is on the nook of Flinders and Elizabeth streets.