Freo's View

FREMANTLE THE ARTY CITY

Posted in art, city of fremantle, fremantle festival, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on October 10, 2017

 

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Raindrops on a table at the Fremantle Lapa restaurants in High Street created a nice arty photo for me this morning.

The blue reminded me of my first solo exhibition at the Delaney Galleries in Perth in 1990. The show was all about the magnificent WA sky with man-made objects in it. I took the show to Germany in 1991 at the Keresztes Gallery in Nuremberg, where it sold out.

This year’s Fremantle Festival will revisit an idea I had in 2004 where I projected photos on the Fremantle Port building as part of FotoFreo.

Artist Jo Darbyshire’s projection show Ships in the Night is part of the Freo festival this year and she will project the names of the ships that visited, she recorded for a year.

 

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MAGIC FREMANTLE PORT SUNRISE

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on September 10, 2017

 

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Beautiful dark clouds and very strong directional early sun rays made for a pretty magic early morning in Fremantle Port today.

There is rain forecast, so this looks like a good indication of it coming in.

I heard that yesterday humpback whales were frolicking inside the port, but I missed them.

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FREO ALMOST BETTER THAN LIFE

Posted in city of fremantle, community, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on August 24, 2017

 

 

Politics at all levels is often backward-looking negativity, rather than progressive positivity, so I needed to get away from it on such a beautiful day, and did this little photo feature on South Fremantle, also known as speedhump boulevard, which I shot during two hours of walking around.

NO! This is not at all an indication that I will be nominating for South Ward at the local government election, although I live in the ward.

No doubt those two lefties/communist/socialist/dogooders/bleedinghearts Greenies Liam Carter and Andrew Sullivan could do with opposition from a far right wing One Family Nation First kind of guy like me, but hey I can’t win the war against the Reds under the Beds all on my own.

I sleep bad enough as it is, without having to look under the bed every few minutes to see if anyone is hiding there.

Life is good and Freo is even better!

 

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HEAVY RAIN IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on August 19, 2017

 

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Good Saturday morning Freo!

A lot of very heavy showers kept me awake overnight, but I do have an early start on Saturdays anyway for 7am coffee with my good friend Henty.

I took these photos just after 8 am in Fremantle port and the High Street mall.

 

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MELISSA PARKE PHOTOSHOOT FOR VELVET SUSHI

Posted in city of fremantle, fashion, photography, politicians, Uncategorized by freoview on August 18, 2017

 

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Delightful and beautiful former federal Labor MP Melissa Parke has done a fashion shoot for Fremantle Velvet Sushi, and she looks great.

Melissa has been wearing the lovely fashion of Freo designer Deborah McKendrick for years, and agreed to do the photo shoot with photographer David Woolley and hair stylist Pink Nakia, while Deborah art directed the shoot.

Velvet Sushi recently relocated from William Street to 5 Bannister Street, opposite the Stablehands cafe. It is a very cosy small boutique, so all you gorgeous women out there, go and check it out!

 

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HAPPY FREMANTLE NOTRE DAME UNIVERSITY

Posted in city of fremantle, notre dame university, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on August 11, 2017

 

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Here a happy photo to start the Friday with. A Notre Dame University building in Fremantle’s West End reflected in some of the university’s posters.

I took it yesterday afternoon when the sun was shining.

 

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DIFFERENT VIEWS OF FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, lifestyle, photography, Uncategorized, western australia by freoview on August 4, 2017

 

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Even after over twenty years of wandering the streets of Fremantle, someone once called it loitering with intent, I always find new images to shoot, as I did this cold Friday morning.

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STEPPING UP IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 24, 2017

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Stepping up for one’s community can be challenging, but it is often a beautiful experience.

Steps at Little Creatures in the Fremantle Fishing Boat Harbour. All that beauty in the ordinary, hey! ; >)

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I JUST LOVE FREO!

Posted in architecture, city of fremantle, heritage, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 17, 2017

 

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I just love Freo! I love being part of this great community and this unique city.

Took this photo a couple of hours ago from the Roundhouse steps.

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FREMANTLE BEAUTY IN THE ORDINARY

Posted in city of fremantle, fishing boat harbour, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 13, 2017

 

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There is beauty in everything, and in the eye of the beholder, so here some arty rope photos taking in the Freo Fishing Boat Harbour today.

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