21 October 2012

Interesting visitors on Abigail Harman's watch

It was the last day of the two week show and among the 200 or so visitors we had some very special ones. A princess no less! Her parents didn't mind me photographing her which was great. A little later, I was amazed to see a cow peeking in...  yes you read correctly. Good thing I had my trusty X100 with me. Haha. The whole two weeks have been amazing with 3000 or so visitors coming through with friends of the Fremantle Portrait Prize generously volunteering their time to steward it. Arthritis & Osteoporosis WA are so happy with the large sum of money raised. There'll be more on that later once the final accounting has been done. It's been a pleasure to talk to so many interesting people, not only local photographers but also visitors from around the world. I have a feeling next year's competition will be even bigger and better with great sponsors on board. The Organising Committee will be meeting in a couple of weeks to see how things can be improved for next time and also to start the ball rolling for 2013.  So...  watch this space!  

15 October 2012

What people are saying about the FPP

From the guest book at the Fremantle Portrait Prize

Diverse and very engaging images.  Thank you.  Elizabeth McCarthy

Love all the creations and adore the Black Swan artwork.  Imogen Mercer

Love the pictures in the water.  Harry Wisker

Great contribution to the photographic arts in Western Australia!  Donna Oliver

Brilliant work.  See you again next year.  Bert

Good to see so many talented people!  Renata Biancardi 
I love the stories behind the photos.  Sophie

Great event.  So many fantastic works.  Thank you.  Warwick

Wonderful – feather in the xxxx collective lots.  Phil Burrows

All this art is great.  Can’t wait till next year.  Grace Corboy

I liked the ‘Ideas Man’ – made us smile.  Flora

Beautiful art work especially ‘Worth the Wait’! Xanthia Flardi

Photos: Janko Dragovic WA  'Drowning Man'
Stepan Koslov UK 'Old Bride'
Odette Cavill WA 'Trapped'
*These three images were highly commended by the judges.

07 October 2012

Sat 6 October

 212 visitors to the Fremantle Portrait Prize on Day 1 of the public exhibition. Visitors enjoyed the images, the narratives and the food and coffee from Moore on Moore. There was a live full-screen viewing at 2pm where ALL entries were projected.

Mal Galbraith
'The entire 'show' was awesome, absolutely beautiful

(left) Ellie Brusasco, FPP entrant and volunteer. Thanks Ellie for your time and contribution.

Gareth Smith
Very inspiring with their multicultural and humanistic qualities

06 October 2012

Fremantle Portrait Prize 2012 Winners

Please note: The copyright of these images belongs to the individual authors. Under the provisions of the Australian Copyright Act 1997 you are not permitted to copy, transmit or reproduce the images without written permission from the owners. Enquiries copyright@fotograf.com.au

First Prize
Louise Cooke from Western Australia for 

‘Ideas Man’
$5000 donated by the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Foundation of Western Australia

Second Prize
Matthew Newton from Tasmania, Australia for ‘The Struggle’
Pearl Bracelet valued at $1000 donated by Cygnet Bay Pearls

Third Prize
Istan Kerekes from Mosonmagyarovar, Hungary for ‘Fragment from the Liturgy’
$1000 in photographic equipment from PRA Imaging

Best other Western Australian entry
Garry Sarre from Western Australia for ‘Hanging onto Lunch’
3 nights accommodation for 2 people at Cygnet Bay Pearl farm north of Broome

Six Highly Commended by the Judges

Jon Brook from the United Kingdom for ‘The Shot Foxes’

David Brittain from WA for ‘Burano Italy 2010’

Janko Dragovic from WA for ‘Pouring Water on a Drowning Man’

Stepan Koslov from the United Kingdom for ‘Old Bride’

Angie Roe from WA for ‘Arnold Street on Dusk’

Odette Cavill from WA for ‘Trapped’

All entries can be viewed on the Fremantle Portrait Prize website www.fremantleportritprize.org.au and everyone can still vote in the ‘Viewer’s Choice’ award.
The Exhibition is open daily at the Moores Building in Henry Street in Fremantle from 10am-4pm.

We look forward to you viewing the images and entering the 2013 Fremantle Portrait Prize.

01 October 2012

Brains Trust (Part Two)

The second half of the Fremantle Portrait Prize brains trust.

Top left
Dale Neill BA, Grad Dip Ed Tech, Cert Photog, Master Photographer AIPP, Chief steward FPP, co-owner of FACEZ Fine Art Portraiture and macchiato drinker

Top right
Sandy Chaney, Photographer and Administrator, pocket rocket, trouble shooter, record keeper and originator and catalyst of the  FPP

Bottom right
George Woodward B.Sc, ARPS, DPAGB.  Proof reader, Moores Contemporary Art liaison, cake maker 

Bottom left
Peter Ramshaw MCSE, webmaster, media officer, catalogue producer, the FPP 'goto' man.

There's less than 4 days to go before the winners of the 2012 Portrait Prize are announced. Winners announced at 7pm on Fri 5 October.

You can still be a winner in the 2012 Fremantle Portrait Prize by voting in the Viewers' Choice. You could win a magnificent Lowepro camera bag.