18 August 2015

Meet the FiPP 2015 Judges - Garry Sarre

Entrants in a photography competition usually don't know the judges. Judges don't necessarily reside on a remote mountain top, eat mung beans, practise meditation or have long flowing beards. They are, for the most part, quite normal people. However they have a special interest and expertise in photography.
Garry Sarre

Garry Sarre is one of the trio of 2015 FiPP Judges. Garry is a Master of Photography with the Australian Institute of Professional Photography. He's added three Gold Bars to that Award in recent years. In 2015 he became the Western Australian Commercial Photographer of the Year. 

Garry also runs one of Australia's most successful and enduring Glamour Photography Studios in Australia. His work is stylish, creative and personal with a clearly identifiable signature style. Click HERE for more details. 

On a personal level, you couldn't meet a friendlier, more genuine guy who sets the highest ethical standards. But Garry has a normal life as well and I posed a few questions to Garry last week.

FiPP Garry, what's your favourite country?

GS: Japan because the country is cold and beautiful and the people are so considerate of others.
Self-portrait of Garry Sarre flying in a Tiger Moth over Fremantle

FiPP: Do you have a favourite pastime or hobby?

GS: Driving in the country side where I have never been.

FIPP:  If you could photograph anyone in the world, who would it be?

GS: Glen Campbell – he has such a warm and wonderful face.

FiPP: What is the one essential thing you carry on a shoot?

GS: A fold up reflector

FiPP: If you could speak to your 17 year old self, what would you say to him?


Set the ground rules for work ethics and relationships early, and be true to your word.


Entries to the 2015 Fremantle International Portrait Prize close on 21 August 2014.

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