Fine Art

19
Mar

MEN!

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2007 WPPI Grand Award Winning Print

 

Named best portrait and best child image in the world at the Wedding and Portrait Photographers International Awards of Excellence in Las Vegas to take the 2007 Grand Award.

 

Taken at the Queenscliff Steam Train Station about 30 minutes from Geelong. 

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11
Mar

From Paris With Love

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Eiffel Tower Paris

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16
Feb

Le Colporteur

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I had only two days in Paris and had hoped to get a unique take on the Eiffel Tower. The second day was very hot but just as I came close to the tower it began to rain heavily. 

 

What I noticed was that the many street peddlers had ditched the small models of the Eiffel Tower they had been selling and were not running around selling umbrellas. As I was getting soaked along with all of my camera gear I requested an umbrella from a passing seller. 10 Euro he asked for. The crowd I was trying to hide under the small shelter with booed the guy as these things were barley worth 50 cents. 

 

But as I and my camera gear were going to get drenched otherwise I spent no time arguing and took the umbrella. 

 

Ten minutes later the rain had subsided. As I noticed the reflection the gentleman who had sold me the umbrella walked past, this time loaded with small models of the Eiffel Tower to sell. I quickly grabbed this shot of him walking past. 

 

I may have paid too much for the umbrella but I had managed to get a rare perspective of one of the worlds most photographed icons. 

 

Good deal as far as I’m concerned. 

 

When Andrew Bolt mentioned about this image on his blog I received an extra 4000 hits to this site in one day. I was surprised when I checked my stats but appreciative of course. 

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15
Feb

One evening in Venice

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04
Feb

Bianca + Nicholas

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modern master

I wanted to try for something a little more abstract without the image losing it’s ability to convey story. 

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01
Feb

Summer Fest At The Steiff Museum

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It is hard to imagine a time when stuffed toys did not exist in any popular way. It was in Germany 1879 when Margarete Steiff made an elephant pin cushion and the demand for it to be made as childrens toys was born. 

 

Margarete’s nephew Richard  created the toy bear in 1902 and shortly after an American gentleman ordered 3000 of them. They were soon known as Teddy Bears named after the U.S president Theodore (Teddy) Roosevelt. 

 

The above image people are enjoying a ride at this years Steiff Museum Summer Fest.

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