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FREE HELP TO KICKSTART FREO SMALL BUSINESSES

Posted in business, city of fremantle, hospitality, marketing, PR,, retail, shopping, Uncategorized by freoview on May 20, 2020

 

The offer of FREE PR, copy writing and photography support to help kick start small Fremantle businesses has been embraced by quite a few traders and that is keeping Ingrid, Saffi and I busy, but we have not communicated well what it is about, so here it is:

THREE PROFESSIONAL CREATIVES HELP KICKSTART LOCAL SMALL BUSINESSES

We are three Fremantle creatives who love Freo and have come together to provide a one-off service to local traders who have been affected by the Corona Virus restrictions and shutdowns.

If your small business is opening, re-opening or struggling to stay open, we’d like to give you a boost to let people know where you are and what you do.

SO WHO ARE WE?
Saffi Ali: Professional Photographer
http://www.facebook.com/saff.ali.7
0420 786 321

Ingrid Waltham: Advertising copywriter, online content writer and journalist. thewritingeditor@gmail.com
http://www.facebook.com/TheWritingEditor/?modal=admin_todo_tour
http://www.thewritingeditor.com.au

Roel Loopers: Professional photographer and Freo’s well-known and well-respected blogger. 
roelloopers48@gmail.com
http://www.freoview.wordpress.com

WHAT CAN WE DO FOR YOU?
Any one or more of the following:
A complimentary photographic session (business premises and surrounds)
Tailored written content that you can use in advertising, social media or your website
Advice on ways to promote your business
Inclusion in Roel’s widespread blog, Freoview
Promotion of your business throughout our own networks and connections

This is a one-off service to small, local businesses in Fremantle and East Fremantle and is not intended to be part of an ongoing campaign, however we can provide further professional marketing services at negotiated rates if required.
This complimentary offer is available until 30 June 2020.

Call or email any one of us if we can help you!

Roel Loopers

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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

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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FREMANTLE MAP OF MEMORIES

Posted in city of fremantle, community, history, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on May 7, 2020

 

 

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People with personal memories of Fremantle’s past are being invited to share their stories on a new online interactive map created by the City of Fremantle.

The Fremantle Map of Memories allows people to place a pin in the online map, provide a short description of what happened at that location and upload a photograph or image to illustrate their experience.

City of Fremantle Arts and Culture Manager Kathryn Taylor said the map would create a collection of stories that provide a unique insight into Fremantle’s colourful history.

“The Fremantle Heritage Festival was due to be held in April and May this year but unfortunately had to be cancelled because of COVID-19,” Ms Taylor said.

“Instead the Festivals Team has developed the Fremantle Map of Memories as an online project to engage the community in sharing stories of Fremantle’s past.

“There are countless written records of the significant events in Fremantle’s history, but few give voice to the community who were there.

“The Fremantle Map of Memories is here to capture the lived experience of Fremantle and share the moments, big and small, that hold in them the heart of this city. From wherever you are in the world we invite you to share your special memory, celebrate your connection to our port city and capture the Freo spirit online.”

To make a contribution to the Map of Memories you simply need to complete the short online form to share a special memory you have of Fremantle. It could be the experience of a significant historical event, or just a special moment from your own life.

You can also a share photograph or image, either from the time or one taken after the event.

Once the submission is completed a new pinpoint will appear on the map.

To explore the map and share your own memories of Fremantle click here.

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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

 

SMOKE HAZE MAKES FREO SMELLING LIKE A BBQ

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle port, leeuwin foundation, pollution, smoke, Uncategorized by freoview on April 27, 2020

 

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It smells in Fremantle this morning as if a huge BBQ is going on somewhere, but it is smoke haze from down south, that also makes it quite hazy.

It made for a lovely photo of the SS Leeuwin II at Victoria Quay, with port cranes at North Quay in the background.

Roel Loopers

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CORONAVIRUS HISTORY IN FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, covid-19, health, Uncategorized by freoview on April 22, 2020

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Three more historic photos of the Covid-19 period in Fremantle.

A couple having breakfast and reading the papers outside the closed Jungle Bar in High Street, people doing the proper social distancing thing while waiting for take-away coffee at the Mod cafe in Wray Avenue, and a coronavirus sign on a lamp post at Kings Square.

Roel Loopers

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THE FINE ART OF SHADOWS

Posted in art, cafe, city of fremantle, Uncategorized by freoview on April 17, 2020

 

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Let’s start the Friday with an arty photo that was created by shadows.

I took it in Fremantle’s Bannister Street at the Cos Baby cafe, which is open for take-away.

Roel Loopers

 

COMMUNITY SPIRIT AT BITCHES BREW

Posted in bitches brew, business, city of fremantle, covid-19, shopping, traders, Uncategorized by freoview on April 16, 2020

 

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What a great attitude and community spirit! I bumped into Ruth and Nigel of Freo’s BITCHES BREW framers, printers and art space and wondered why they still keep their shop open.

They were adamant that they have an obligation to the community and businesses around them, and although there was very little trade for them they wanted to have the shop open to support the local cafes and few shops that are still trading.

If the Covid-19 crisis is the perfect period to redecorate your home, go and get photo prints done, pictures framed or buy works from local artists at Bitches Brew. They are gorgeous people!

The shop is near the corner of Pakenham Street and opposite Cafe 55 and Lee’s newsagency.

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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