I have been called a do-gooder, bleeding heart, lefty, socialist, Greenie, communist, egomaniac, anti-development, alcoholic, Fremantle Council basher, weirdo, heathen, and so on, so it is nice to feel appreciated with a full page in De Oud Hagenaar community newspaper in the city where I was born 67 long years ago.
They distribute 74,000 copies of the paper around the city and train stations and I have already received a few emails from people in Hague, Netherlands who wanted to get in touch with me.
I left Holland in 1969 to start my career as a media photographer in Nuremberg, West Germany and migrated to Australia in March 1982
If only 10% of those who read the article are inspired to visit Fremantle I have done my job at promoting the city I love.
A couple of Fremantle ‘street photos’ I took today. I have always admired old photographers like Cartier Bresson, who took so many great candid shots of their cities, so here’s my meagre contribution.
The billboard one reminds me a bit of a Jeffrey Smart painting, but that might be a bit pretentious off me. Just put that down as coming from an arrogant Dutchman then. ; > )