Just a quick reminder that the Swan River Trust is holding another photography competition for photographers in Perth, Western Australia.
Its free to enter two photos, though the competition closes March 15th 2011 so get your entries in. The theme of the competition is: My Riverpark - What i love about Perth's iconic rivers. With a subject so diverse there is no end of photographic opportunities.
Here's one panoramic photo i was thinking of entering, taken from Freshwater Bay in Peppermint Grove. This 13 image panorama, stitched in Adobe photoshop CS5 shows amazing detail at full size.
I love this Kia Car commercial, it makes me laugh every time i see it. Whatever they paid for it, was well worth it as it strikes a chord with me. In my opinion we don't see enough clever advertising in Australia. We seem to play it very safe and conservative with what comes on our screens. If you ever see any of the worlds greatest commercials (TV Shows) you begin to understand that we have a lot of ground to make up on the United States and in-particular parts of Europe who are far more liberal and not as worried about offending particular demographics.
On Sunday I managed to get to a few of the feast of photographic exhibitions from some well respected Australian and international photographers exhibiting as part of the FotoFreo program.
One of the highlights was definitely Brad Rimmers exhibition: Silence - The West Australian Wheatbelt.
Brad Rimmer, a three time winner of the Perth, Photo Image Award presents a remarkable solo exhibition of moving, emotive and memorable images of Brads journey through the West Australian Wheat belt. These beautifully presented images are not only technically brilliant but leave me wanting to know more about the stories behind the images.
Brad Rimmer: Silence - The West Australian Wheatbelt is open until the 16th May 2010 at the Fremantle Prison. Coinciding with Brad's exhibition is the realease of his first book by the same name, which i'd love to get my hands on.
Another one of the moving FotoFreo exhibitions at the Fremantle Prison is "The Blue Room" by Eugene Richards. This exhibition is a highly emotive journey through abandoned and neglected areas of Western America including Kansas, Nebraska and New Mexico.
These moody, dark images leave me asking "what was life like here in years past"? To add to the erriness of this exhibition is Eugene Richards voiceover on a multimedia presentation of his images that left me impressed if not a little haunted!
Chris Bishop professional commercial, landscape & travel photographer based in Perth, Western Australia.