Freo's View

FREMANTLE’S ARTY ARTHUR’S HEAD

Posted in art, arthur head, city of fremantle, j shed, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 17, 2019

 

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Two arty photos I took this morning in Fremantle. The top one is new art by J Shed sculptor Greg James in front of the door to stone artist Jina Lee‘s studio there.

The bottom photo is of footprints in the Whalers Tunnel.

Roel Loopers

TRAFFIC DEATH TRAUMA PHOTO EXHIBITION AT PSAS

Posted in accidents, art, city of fremantle, exhibition, photography, traffic, Uncategorized by freoview on March 10, 2019

 

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My mate Perth photographer Guy Vinciguerra drove all over Australia to photograph the roadside shrines people create in memory of loved ones who lost their life in a road accident. Guy drove 40,000 km and it took him five years to shoot the photos for this exhibition.

His powerful and sensitive images will be on show at PS Art Studios in Fremantle’s Pakenham Street from Friday. The opening of Sacred Places is on Friday March 15 at 6pm.

PSAS writes:

Guy Vinciguerra’s images expose to our view sites of memorial usually seen only fleetingly as we speed by on our sure and confident way to our destination. Glimpsed occasionally here and there in the landscape, in this space they are brought together in an evocation of what Paul Virilio conceptualised as a ‘museum of the accident’, a gathering of instances that present evidence of the inherent failures of the technologies of our lives, as opposed to the lauding of our efforts at progress. They are individual, personal representations of a communal trauma particular to this era of fossil-fuelled technologies, an era in itself passing. The Sacred has been defined as something ‘set aside’ and dedicated, a discrete fixed point where meaning gains coherence.

In this space lies the opportunity to pause and to contemplate these memorials in their multitude and pathos, saturated with colour and paradox, raw sorrows opened to the public gaze. We are invited to look, sanctioned to be voyeurs. Every feature is in sharp focus, like the heightened reality experienced in moments of shock, perceptions are intense with detail. The sumptuous colour contrasts with the greys and greens of ground and landscape. We are confronted with the juxtaposition of beauty and the banality of objects, of ordinary peoples’ lives shattered by an extraordinary event. The Sacred is unifying, it represents the shared interests of a community, it can inhere in things, in symbols and objects, and in places as power and resistance. These images are Sacred Places.

While I highly recommend to come and view the exhibition I am  less impressed with the over the top info blurb and pretentious writing in the catalogue. There is nothing pretentious about Guy Vinciguerra or his photos, which are straight forward and powerful in their own right.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE PORT’S ROUS HEAD IS ALWAYS BUSY

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, maritime, port, Uncategorized by freoview on February 23, 2019

 

 

I set myself an assignment to do a photo essay on Rous Head in Fremantle Port late yesterday afternoon, but unfortunately low clouds moved in and spoiled the light and my fun, so I abandoned the shoot, but will try again soon.

So these photos are all I got yesterday. I like the industries feel of them.

Roel Loopers

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RAIL LINE PHOTOGRAPHY IS STUPIDITY

 

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I just do not understand the fascination people have with rail lines and why they want to be photographed on them, when it is dangerous and illegal to do so.

Even wedding parties are being captured on the rails near the Fremantle Roundhouse, so what is the symbolism of it, I wonder?

I took this photo about an hour ago when these two young ladies walked a long way from the railway crossing to take photos. Pretty stupid as a lot of container freight trains come through there on their way to the port!

Roel Loopers

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SLIDE SHOW OF ONE DAY IN FREMANTLE EVENT

 

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THE COLOURS OF FREO

Posted in architecture, art, city of fremantle, colour, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on January 11, 2019

 

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It is not easy when you are getting close to your death bed at the ripe old smelly age of seventy to commit yourself to exercise and getting the body just that little bit more fit, but that is just what I did this morning when I walked from Beacy to the Freo CBD and back.

It will probably take me a week to recover from this madness and that is probably why my nickname is Loopy. ; >).

I took these two photos of the colours of Freo while I wandered around and also the one in the blog post above this one about the paving trial at Kings Square.

Roel Loopers

SUNSET AT THE FREO MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, maritime, photography, sunset, Uncategorized by freoview on January 10, 2019

 

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I think I must be addicted to photography, because when I haven’t taken any photos for a day or two I have a real desire to go out and try to discover some, so after a busy day volunteering at the Roundhouse I decided to go out again and take some happy snaps of the beautiful sun set at the Fremantle Martime Museum in the port.

Roel Loopers

FREMANTLE UNDERWATER FILM FESTIVAL THIS WEEKEND

Posted in city of fremantle, festival, oceans, Uncategorized by freoview on January 2, 2019

 

 

The FREMANTLE UNDERWATER FILM FESTIVAL is being held again this year from January 4-6 at the Port Beach Garden Bar in North Fremantle.

The family-friendly not for profit event will show 20-25 short films by local and international film makers in the outdoor setting. Guest speakers will talk about their underwater adventures.

Community and food stalls will be there and the bar open.

Doors open at 6pm and screening starts just after the sun has set over the Indian Ocean.

For more information go to http://www.fuff.com.au

Roel Loopers

 

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LET’S HAVE A SPLENDID NEW YEAR FREO!

Posted in city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on January 1, 2019

 

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This is a kind of historic photo because it is my first one of 2019, but of course all photos we take throughout the year record the history of the time we live in. This one shows they are ready to go at Peaches in South Fremantle.

Good news for those who are addicted to caffeine! There are plenty of cafes open this morning, although several are closed as well.

Il Cibo, the Attic and Gino’s were open in the CBD and in South Freo the Roasting warehouse and Callogero’s.

I wish all Freo’s View readers a splendid, remarkable, healthy and happy New Year. Let’s work together to make a positive difference to the city we love!

Roel Loopers

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THE FREO YEAR WE HAD IN PHOTOS

 

 

 

There is not much happening in Fremantle during the Christmas and New Year period, with politics on hold, so I decided to review the year through photos I published on Freo’s View in 2018. Enjoy!

Roel Loopers

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