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ALWAYS A PHOTO OPPORTUNITY IN FUNKY FREO

Posted in city of fremantle, lifestyle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on November 23, 2019

 

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There is always a photo opportunity in Fremantle for those who are aware, alert and have their eyes wide open.

I LOVE this city!

Roel Loopers

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TITANIUM MAN WINS FREMANTLE PORTRAINT PRIZE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on October 13, 2019

 

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The winner of FIPP-the Fremantle International Portrait Prize-was announced on Saturday night at the Moores Contemporary Art Gallery in Henry Street.

It is Titanium Man by Malcolm Peacock of Cheshire, United Kingdom. Titanium Man was the unanimous choice of the panel of three FIPP judges. Malcolm Peacock receives AU$8000 cash and trophy.

Peacock said about his photo ‘This Triathlete wanted a different type of action shot. “So we set up the photo shoot in his garden. We involved his mother, who took great delight in throwing buckets of water at him. The water was heated to start with but by the end of the shoot it was freezing cold!! Hence the intense expression on his face.”

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE PHOTO PORTRAITS AWARDS

 

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The Fremantle International Portrait Prize-FIPP– is on show from this weekend at the Moores Contemporary Art Gallery in Freo’s Henry Street.

I understand that there were more than 3,000 entries for the awards, so a huge task for the judges to decide on a winner, which will be announced at the invitation only opening on Saturday evening.

But one can already wander into the gallery space, as I did this morning and have a look at some 300 photos on the walls.

There are some excellent portraits on show, but this kind of post stamps exhibition of the work is not to my liking. There are far too many photos on show in my humble opinion and it looks overwhelming.

Roel Loopers

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GET READY FOR WILD WEATHER FREO!

Posted in city of fremantle, maritime, photography, rain, Uncategorized, weather by freoview on October 4, 2019

 

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We are expecting pretty wild weather in Fremantle today with heavy rain and storms, so baton down and stay dry and safe.

I took this ‘watercolour’ of the Maritime Museum early this morning when a big shower hit the South Mole, so I photographed it through the wet windscreen of my car.

Roel Loopers

COME SHOOT IN FILM FRIENDLY FREMANTLE!

Posted in city of fremantle, creative, local government, photography, TV, Uncategorized by freoview on August 30, 2019

 

It’s a wrap! Fremantle is now officially a Film Friendly City after Council adopted a policy on Wednesday in the hope to attract more film and TV productions to the port city.

The City of Fremantle will reduce fees and charges, streamline applications and provide support with locations and logistics.

Fremantle Councillors believe there are potential marketing and tourism benefits for the city with the new policy, and that film and TV productions also create jobs as they use local talent, professionals, caterers, make-up artists, hairdressers, costume makers, etc. so it stimulates the local economy while getting the Freo name and brand out in the world.

Two Australian film productions have been shot in Fremantle this year.

I Met a Girl – the story of an impulsive young musician struggling with schizophrenia who falls for a mysterious woman – was shot at various locations in the West End, while Below – a black comedy-drama starring Anthony LaPaglia and Ryan Corr – was shot at Fremantle Prison.

Roel Loopers

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A TOURIST IN MY OWN FREO TOWN

 

 

I was a tourist in my own town today and took these photos of Fremantle during a two hour walk.

We are blessed to live in such a gorgeous city!

Roel Loopers

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THIS IS FREMANTLE 300MM

 

 

 

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When I started my career as a professional photographer just over 50 years ago there were no zoom lenses, so we carried a bagful of lenses with us for all occasions.  When zoom lenses were invented they were a big help, but also saw the creation of many lazy photographers who believed that zooming in was all they needed to do instead of walking to the perfect location to take a photo.

This morning I decided to take a few shots with a 300mm lens and took these photos of Kidogo Arthouse and the Fremantle Port cranes from the back of Kailis in the Fishing Boat Harbour.

I could not decide which photo I like best so publish two of them.

Roel Loopers

PHOTOS OF A FREO SUNDAY STROLL

 

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Here a few happy snaps I took around Fremantle on this glorious Sunday.

It was surprisingly quiet on the Cappuccino Strip but the Fishing Boat Harbour was buzzing with foreign tourists, mainly from Malaysia.

My favourite little cafe Chalkys just below the Roundhouse in historic High Street was also doing well and they deserve it because they have great staff, owners, coffee and food.

ROEL LOOPERS

 

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PORTRAIT EXHIBITION OF VICTIMS OF RAPE

Posted in art, city of fremantle, crime, exhibition, photography, ps art space, Uncategorized, women by freoview on August 9, 2019

 

 

There is a very powerful photo exhibition on at PS Art Space in Fremantle’s Pakenham Street that shows portraits of Indian women who have been sexually assaulted and some of them gang-raped.

Perth photographer Jessica Eva traveled to Lucknow to take photos for her exhibition and book Woman in Red.

The exhibition is on until August 30, so make sure to go and view it!

Roel Loopers

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FREO MARITIME MUSEUM IN THE RAIN

Posted in architecture, art, city of fremantle, museum, photography, rain, Uncategorized by freoview on August 8, 2019

 

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A painterly photo of the Fremantle Maritime Museum in the rain, taken from the South Mole.

Heavy rain is expected later today, so drive accordingly.

Roel Loopers

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