ABOUT THE ARTIST
I live in Melbourne moving from Sydney late 1999. I am lucky to have such a beautiful City and state to capture my view of it and expressing what I see “Through my Eyes”.
My first film Nikon camera was given to me by my brother 20 years ago but as a teenager, I did not take it seriously thus putting it aside.
A number of years ago I fell back into photography as I wished to have a quality camera for a trip to Japan (Nikon D3200 – entry level DSLR). I soon found out that there was a passion for it along with a excitement to take Landscape photography.
I started off taking photos as a hobby to try and capture some of the great sights I was very fortunate of visiting and very quickly my work started to progress far quicker than I could have imagined.
Snapped : Melbourne by the Water Competition 2014
Highly commended, Heritage Award
Award statement from Judges
A close contender for winner of the Heritage Award, the Community Heritage Team was fascinated by this inspired view of Melbourne’s bridges in a single capture. Have you ever noticed how this stretch of the Yarra contains so many bridges? Have you ever seen them all together like this? We admire the entrant’s vision and originality in framing this valuable, seldom-seen view of Melbourne. Taken from the Hilton on South Wharf, we can clearly distinguish the sextet of Spencer Street Bridge, Kings Bridge, Queens Bridge, Sandridge Rail Bridge, Southbank Pedestrian Bridge and Princes Bridge. As well as the bridges, the photo provides valuable context by including enough of the structures on either side of the river. We commend the photographer on their unique vision for an image that will be of great historic value for years to come.
Carla Gottgens, Matt Irwin, Graham Shepherd
About the competition
Snapped is a free photography competition delivered every two years by Melbourne Library Service. The competition aims to encourage creativity, engender civic pride and stimulate interest in the past, present and future of the City of Melbourne.
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