Freo's View

FREO UPSIDE DOWN UNDER

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 19, 2020

 

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In difficult times it is even more important to try to see life from all perspectives, so since this photo of the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour has so many fans I decided to turn it upside down, and I believe it has even more impact than when it is shown the right way.

I leave it to the philosophers among you to argue if reality can be surreal. ;>))

Roel Loopers

REFLECTIONS OF OUR PORT CITY

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 15, 2020

 

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When I bumped into City of Fremantle’s Director of City Business Glen Dougall and CEO Phil St John this morning, the director told me with a big smile on his handsome face that the City was going to introduce a law that would stop me from aimlessly walking around town taking photos. I told the gentlemen that my wanderings are never aimless. Street photographers like me loiter with intent. ;>))

My intent this morning was to shoot more smoke haze photos, but instead I noticed some nice reflections in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

We are truly blessed to live in such a gorgeous city!

Roel Loopers

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FREE MARKETING FOR FREMANTLE TRADERS

 

Highly experienced professional advertising copywriter and marketing expert Ingrid Waltham has joined photographers Saffi Ali and Roel Loopers by offering her services for FREE to help support Fremantle businesses who want to restart, now that the social distancing and isolation rules are slowly being relaxed.

Trader who wants to refresh or start a website or social media, or want to do an advertising campaign to promote their business, etc can contact us and we’ll pop in to do free professional photography and/or copywriting for you.

Together we have over 100 years of professional experience in the industries, so you will be in good hands with plenty of local knowledge to sell your brand.

You can check out Ingrid’s work on http://www.thewritingeditor.com.au and she can be contacted on 0411 237940 or email thewritingeditor@gmail.com

Saffi Ali can be contacetd with a PM to his Facebook page and you can contact me at roelloopers48@gmail.com

Please share this post widely in the community so that we can support as many businesses as possible in these very difficult time!

Stay safe and healthy, Freo!

Roel Loopers

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FREE PHOTO SUPPORT FOR FREO TRADERS

Posted in city of fremantle, hospitality, photography, retail, shopping, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on May 13, 2020

 

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My mate Saffi Ali had the idea of offering our professional photography services for FREE to local businesses, and of course I jumped on board, because I love to support our Freo traders.

So if you need promotional photography, or want to refresh your website or social media page, whatever, contact us and one of us will come and take professional photos of your business and staff, whatever is needed.

You can contacts Saffi Ali and me on our Facebook pages, but you are also welcome to text me on 0419850981 or email roelloopers48@gmail.com

Don’t be shy. This is a genuine offer of support with no strings attached!

Roel Loopers

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LOOPY’S GOOD OLD DAYS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, history, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on May 6, 2020

 

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Although my car is parked in a secure carpark, some idiots still went through it the other night and even left the boot wide open. I then realised I had left my old portfolio with pre-digital photos in there, so went for a bit of nostalgia trip and fondly remember the good old days as a professional photographer.

The series of blue sky photos was for my very first exhibition in the late 1980s at the Delaney Galleries in Beaufort Street in Perth. I also took that show to the Lajos Keresztes Gallery in Nuremberg, Germany. It was disappointing that only two works were sold in Perth, but the German show was a sell out on the night, so that was fantastic.

The other image is of two of a series of posters I shot on East Timor for Shell, as part of their rebuilding project.

I absolutely loved being a professional photographer for almost 50 years and never regretted it. Finding beauty in the ordinary was my motto.

Roel Loopers

 

COMMUNITIES REVOLVING DOOR ART

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, health, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 8, 2020

 

 

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Going out for one or two walks a day to stay a bit fit also gives me the opportunity to take photos around Fremantle. There is little to blog about local politics as Council only meets twice a month, so it is a challenge to keep Freo’s View updated daily.

I am not going stir crazy-yet-but discovered this rather psychedelic reflection in the revolving door of the Department of Communities’ new HQ in William Street.

Smile and stay safe, Freo. It will all come good and there is a lot of sunlight at the end of the Covid-19 tunnel.

Roel Loopers

 

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SHOOTING CAR FREE FREO

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, parking, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 4, 2020

 

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On my way to Chalkys for a take-away coffee this morning I noticed this photographer in Fremantle’s Mouat Street taking advantage of no cars parked in the street.

Roel Loopers

THE SURREALITY OF THE COVID CRISIS

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, fishing boat harbour, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 1, 2020

 

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There is something so surreal, but also beautiful about this photo, and even more so in Black&White, that I want to republish it.

I took it just after sunset on Sunday evening at Kailis in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour, as many of us did the right thing and engaged in social distancing and isolation, and all the cafes, etc. were forced to close because of the Covid-19 crisis.

This photo will become one of my favourite historic photos of the pandemic crisis in Fremantle.

Roel Loopers

PORT ON SHOW AT B SHED

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on March 19, 2020

 

 

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Fremantle Ports has put up some nice large photos on the walls of B Shed that are worth looking at. It is a shame though that they used a gloss surface for the prints, as there is too much glare to do them justice, and that is the reason I can only publish one of them.

Roel Loopers.

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IRISH FESTIVAL AT KIDOGO ARTHOUSE

 

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Fremantle Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach has an Irish Festival on the weekend, so check out the details on the poster above.

All events are free, so no reason whatsoever to stay at home and sulk. ;>)

Also on Saturday is the Pain the Port afternoon on Victoria Quay, so easy to combine the two events and enjoy them both.

And while you are that way, pop in to the Glen Cowans Underwater Photography Gallery next to the Roundhouse and be awed and inspired!

Roel Loopers

 

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