Trend-set or terrace-sit, Surry Hills keeps it cool in Sydney’s inner south. Scantily clad women adorn the walls of Surry Hills’ warehouse-turned-gallery spaces and meticulously envisaged shoe displays beckon shoppers through square glass windows. Nearly everything in Surry Hills seems to be composed in a vacuum of exacting disarray and in this rapscallion suburb, dodgy isn’t meant with disdain. Its bars, its boutiques, its cafes, its pubs, they’re all arrestingly swish without losing their sass.See places to stay Save this neighbourhood
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Airbnb works with local photographers to capture the spirit of neighbourhoods all around the world. The photography on this page includes work by:
Luisa Brimble is a Sydney-based photographer and designer. She began her career working in marketing and graphic design for a travel company, before going freelance. Her photographs and design work have been featured in various print and online publications. She strives to capture the core elements she believes in - simplicity, honesty, warmth, and connection.
Carly Earl grew up in the bush before moving to Sydney to pursue photography. She is a photojournalist for News Ltd, shooting features and front covers for publications, but still finds time for a range of freelance projects. Carly has developed a natural style to her imagery that captures the essence of the subject in a unique way. She loved discovering a new side of Sydney while exploring her suburbs for Airbnb.