Freo's View

THE FINE FREO ART OF REFLECTIONS

Posted in art, city of fremantle, creative, fremantle port, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on July 6, 2020

 

 

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The in art circles around the world widely acclaimed Loopy’s Stanbury Series is an ongoing project of reflections on surfaces around Fremantle, from puddles, to windows, car bonnets and roofs, and of course water. I took this photo in Fremantle Port yesterday afternoon.

There is beauty and art in everything for those of us who are observant. Life is good in Freo!

Roel Loopers

PS. I am of course kidding when I claim the worldwide attention for my photos. ;>))

 

FREE MARKETING FOR FREMANTLE TRADERS

 

Highly experienced professional advertising copywriter and marketing expert Ingrid Waltham has joined photographers Saffi Ali and Roel Loopers by offering her services for FREE to help support Fremantle businesses who want to restart, now that the social distancing and isolation rules are slowly being relaxed.

Trader who wants to refresh or start a website or social media, or want to do an advertising campaign to promote their business, etc can contact us and we’ll pop in to do free professional photography and/or copywriting for you.

Together we have over 100 years of professional experience in the industries, so you will be in good hands with plenty of local knowledge to sell your brand.

You can check out Ingrid’s work on http://www.thewritingeditor.com.au and she can be contacted on 0411 237940 or email thewritingeditor@gmail.com

Saffi Ali can be contacetd with a PM to his Facebook page and you can contact me at roelloopers48@gmail.com

Please share this post widely in the community so that we can support as many businesses as possible in these very difficult time!

Stay safe and healthy, Freo!

Roel Loopers

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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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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

 

IT IS THE OTHER SIGN

Posted in city of fremantle, photography, Uncategorized by freoview on February 25, 2020

 

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Have I told you yet that I love photography as much as I love Freo? I think I might have. ; >)

On my way to Chalkys cafe this morning I noticed this sign and the shadow of another sign, and when you’ve got an eye for details like that there is always another photo opportunity.

Roel Loopers

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EMBRACE THE CHALLENGE OF CHANGE.

Posted in city of fremantle, community, development, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on January 12, 2020

 

My ‘gospel’ for this beautiful Sunday.

Not all change is bad, and we should not be worried about progress, as these photos of me, taken some 45 years apart, show. ; >)

Life is good along the journey we take and the changes we make. It is nice to look back at our past while embracing the future, and that’s what is happening in Fremantle.

Enjoy the challenge!

Roel Loopers

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HAPPY CHRISTMAS TO MY FREO FAMILY!

Posted in christmas, city of fremantle, community, Uncategorized by freoview on December 24, 2019

 

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Wishing my Fremantle family-YOU!- a very relaxing and beautiful Christmas.

We live in a wonderful city with a wonderful community that has a very bright future.

Thank you all for your friendship and support.

The photo is of the Christkindlesmarkt in Nuremberg, Germany, which I used to photograph every year for 13 years, when I worked for the newspapers there. A young woman from the community is chosen as the Christmas Child and there is an official opening of the very romantic market every year.

Yummy little Nuremberg Bratwurst and delicious mulled wine, but it’s bloody cold of course. ;>) It is well worth a visit!

Happy Christmas!

 

Roel Loopers

LOOPY BLOGGER’S REPUTATION IN TATTERS

Posted in blog, city of fremantle, communication, community, social media, Uncategorized by freoview on December 12, 2019

 

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My reputation as a hard-nosed, hard-drinking, uncompromising, but fair and balanced, investigative blogger with impeccable integrity is in tatters, now that I have been pulled down into the category of celebrities.

There is no way I can recover from having my ugly old mug plastered on the new hoardings along the construction site of the City of Fremantle new Civic Centre at Kings Square, and it was made worse by now also appearing in the City’s quarterly FRE-OH! magazine this week.

What’s next?! Will I end up on the social pages of the West and Sunday Times, and get invited on celebrity panels of irrelevant TV daytime shows?

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My enemies will claim that I reached the status of Freo celebrity by being a sycophant who is the mouthpiece for the Freo Mayor, and by receiving kickbacks from all the property developers in our city, but that is fake news. All I received was $ 25,000 for being a model for the Robert Frith photography, and the Fremantle hospitality industry agreeing that for the short rest of my life I can have free meals, drinks and coffees in any cafe, bar, tavern and restaurant of my choice. ; >)

In the meantime I’ll endeavour to continue to give you as much information about what is happening in Fremantle as I can, and to live on the bones of my arse, formerly known as the government pension.

Anyway, I feel honoured and humbled, and appreciated, which is lovely. I am touched, thank you!

Roel Loopers

 

Anything going on in Freo? Events, new businesses, news. Let me now! roelloopers48@gmail.com

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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FREO’S VIEW TEN YEARS CELEBRATED ON RADIO FREMANTLE

Posted in city of fremantle, city planning, community, local government, Uncategorized by freoview on October 8, 2019

 

Kavi Guppta of Fremantle Radio celebrated the tenth anniversary of this Freo’s View blog with a long interview with me from 6.45am on this morning.

It is about Fremantle, the local government election, development, ignorance, the community, heritage, etc. so for those who missed it here is the link:

http://203.59.4.85:8001/shows_this_week/tue-06_00.mp3?fbclid=IwAR1ZVqf9f85yhfBtclOqFPCuLQ2vsHgnD60YToaxmTxscXhdtQ-NkBeT5FM

Roel Loopers joins me to celebrate 10 yrs blogging about fremantle, and discusses council candidates who campaign on opinions instead of facts (jump to 00:45:03).

Roel Loopers

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