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CELEBRATING MATTHEW DWYER AT BATHERS BEACH

Posted in city of fremantle, living, photographer, Uncategorized by freoview on October 20, 2019

 

 

Hundreds of Fremantle people turned up at Kidogo Arthouse at Bathers Beach this Sunday morning to celebrate the life of that wonderful human being and great photographer Matthew Dwyer, who sadly died at Bluff Knoll in WA’s south a few weeks ago.

Matthew’s parents, children and friends came together to remember a lovely man who will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

Roel Loopers

PHOTO FOCUS ON FREO’S LEIGHTON BEACH

Posted in beaches, cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, leighton beach, recreation, Uncategorized by freoview on October 14, 2019

 

 

I don’t go to Leighton Beach very often so decided to give myself an assignment today and do a photo feature on the development and leisure at the North Fremantle beach.

I discovered the lovely MRKT SPACE cafe, boutique bottle shop and food finery, and the beach chairs at the kiosk are very popular with the young people.

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

FREMANTLE PHOTOGRAPHER MISSING AT BLUFF KNOLL

Posted in city of fremantle, community, photographer, Uncategorized by freoview on October 2, 2019

 

 

Police are searching for missing Beaconsfield photographer Matthew Dwyer whose backpack and car keys were found by the public.

Matthew is a very experienced hiker who has been at Bluff Knoll often. The gentle 51-year-old is a former Fremantle Herald photographer and is very well known and liked in Fremantle.

I put all my good positive vibes out into the universe that Matthew will be found safe and well soon!

Roel Loopers

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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

IMPRESSIONS OF FREO’S UNI OPEN DAY

Posted in city of fremantle, education, notre dame university, Uncategorized by freoview on August 11, 2019

 

 

The West End of Fremantle is well activated today thanks to the Notre Dame University Open Day and the glorious weather.

Lots of high school students and parents came to have a look at what NDA has to offer and talked with lecturers and staff, while in Mouat Street pizza and paella and good music are on offer. Go and have a look!

Roel Loopers

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