Melbourne Guides

Joe Sabljak

Born in nearby Geelong he moved to Melbourne in the ’80s and has been a professional photographer for over 30 years. As a staff photographer for “The Age” newspaper for over 10 years and Joe has an in-depth knowledge of the city and more than a few interesting stories under his belt.

During his time off, you’ll find Joe exploring the city, or at the racetrack, where he has been photographing the winning horses for many years.

He’s a foodie through-and-through and loves finding new and interesting cuisines, either at home or on his travels. Luckily Melbourne has plenty to offer in this regard so be sure to ask him for tips on where to grab a bite.

Like a true Melburnian, he is a passionate sports fan, with Australian rules football (AFL), horse racing, and tennis topping his list.

Fun fact:

“While on a fishing trip I nearly capsized the small runabout we were in while trying to pull in my first ever catch. I wasn’t letting it get away.”

Languages:

English

Tatiana Kooraram

Originally from London, UK, Tatiana has traveled far and wide, finally settling in Melbourne nearly 20 years ago.

A keen photographer with a few successful exhibitions under her belt, she recently won an award in The Centre for Contemporary Photography (CCP) Summer Salon 2018. The image reflected Tatiana’s passion for old buildings and what you might find inside.

With her love of Melbourne’s Yarra River, laneways and historical buildings, you’ll find her out most weekends with her camera taking inspiration from her surroundings thus making her the perfect walking companion. She is also a dedicated coffee drinker!

Fun fact:

“Growing up with Neighbours and Home and Away in the UK, I never knew it snowed in Australia until I got here! I had to be taken to the snowfields to really believe it!”

Languages:

English