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REFLECTION OF FREMANTLE MARITIME MUSEUM

Posted in city of fremantle, fremantle ports, photography, Uncategorized, victoria quay by freoview on June 23, 2019

 

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When I bumped into my young mate and passionate hobby photographer Paolo Gumina this morning, who was looking for reflections, I took him to my favourite Fremantle reflection of the Maritime Museum, which I take from different angles and puddles every winter.

The lady in yellow pants fishing and passers by added to the great winter picture.

Roel Loopers

FREO PORTRAIT PRIZE ONLY TWO WEEKS LEFT TO ENTER

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on June 22, 2019

 

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Time is running out to get your entries in.

Closing date to upload is midnight July 7, that’s just 15 days away.

FIPP is open to ALL photographers, everywhere. There is a AU$20,000 Prize Pool with an $8,000 first prize for camera entries and $1,000 for mobile phone entries.

Here are some last minute tips to keep in mind:
1. Don’t be late.
2. Don’t oversharpen
3. Don’t complicate – keep it simple
4. Do choose an image that tells a story
5. Do choose an image with emotion
6. Do choose with your heart!

GLEN COWANS WINS EXCELLENCE IN RETAIL AWARD

 

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I am over the moon that the Glen Cowans Photo Gallery at the Roundhouse last night was awarded the winner of the Excellence in Retail category at the annual Fremantle Chamber of Commerce Business Awards.

The Ocean On Your Wall gallery is one of Freo’s great experiences that is owned by the very creative and professional husband and wife team Glen and Louise. It shows all the beauty and magic of the colourful underwater world of our planet’s oceans.

Glen takes all the photos when the couple go diving all over the world and recently added a drone to his equipment, while Louise takes and edits all the video footage.

The prints are done in house by Glen and the jewellery is created by Louise.

The delightful gallery is next to the Roundhouse on top of Arthur’s Head/Manjaree, so go and visit them. They are open Thursday-Sunday from 10.30am till 4pm.

Congratulations Louise and Glen! You really deserve this award. You work hard and excel at what you are doing!

Roel Loopers

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THE FREO ROUNDHOUSE EVEN ROUNDER

Posted in arthur head, city of fremantle, heritage, historic, roundhouse, tourism, Uncategorized by freoview on June 3, 2019

 

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I borrowed the round hand mirror from the Glen Cowans Photography Gallery yesterday to take this unusual photo of the Fremantle Roundhouse and High Street.

I always like the looking backward and forward of reflections, so here is another one for you.

It was very busy up on Arthur’s Head yesterday with a very large number of Asians visiting Fremantle, so we are very popular with our neighbour countries.

Roel Loopers

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COLOURS OF FREMANTLE

Posted in bicycles, cafe, city of fremantle, hospitality, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

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At the back of Gino’s in Fremantle’s Little Market Street this morning.

Roel Loopers

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POINT WALTER JOGGERS DOING IT TOUGH

Posted in city of fremantle, city of melville, fitness, health, Uncategorized by freoview on April 30, 2019

 

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Photography is a constant journey to discover new images. I enjoy the rather restless task of walking and driving while looking for new photos.

These joggers were doing it tough on the sandbank at Point Walter yesterday mid afternoon and made for an interesting photo with the sun reflecting on the surface of the river.

Roel Loopers

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FREMANTLE INTERNATIONAL PORTRAIT PRIZE IS ON AGAIN

Posted in art, city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on April 20, 2019

 

 

Start portrait shooting, Freo and beyond! The great Fremantle International Portrait Prize biennial is on again this year in early May and it is open to all!

The very popular event attracted over 1,500 entries last time and the judges expect to have to go through even more stunning portrait photography entries this year.

The not-for-profit event has raised $ 55,000 for a good cause so far and this year will donate to The Kai Eardly Fund and Arthritis&Osteoporosis WA.

There are $ 20,000 in prizes to be won so check out the Facebook page for more information.

Roel Loopers

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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

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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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