October 1, 2010

M.Photog. Portrait – Some Comments From The Sitters

Some of you may remember this image from an earlier post. I was very chuffed to see this post on the esteemed Tania Niwa’s website and Facebook pages.

From Tania Niwa’s website:

Three AIPP Masters of Photography

A note from Tania…   ” I got quite a surprise to see myself in this image as I had totally forgotten we had posed for this image.  I was In Perth late last year judging at their State Awards and presenting when I was somehow coerced into sitting for a portrait with two of my fellow Masters of Photography (I was trying to be relaxed and confident but really all I was thinking  was  – do I look like an idiot trying to look cool! ).   Des Birt (far left) took me on a tour of photography studios.  We visited the absolutely divine Sarre Photography in Subiaco.  Garry Sarre is pictured in the centre.  Garry’s daughter Odelia was the clever creator of this image.”

Three AIPP Master Photographers

Three AIPP Master Photographers

Read what Odelia’s thoughts were about it’s creation…

 “I named the image M.Photog. It is a Portrait of Des Birt, Garry Sarre and Tania Niwa.

 Having three Master Photographers in your studio doesn’t happen every day and while I found it extremely daunting at the time I’m so glad we took the opportunity to get them all in FRONT of the camera for a change! I really liked the concept of each of the photographers looking in the same direction but each with their own vision. Each photographer in the image was very different in style and personality yet it was photography that they had in common and tied them together. I wanted to incorporate the “photography” aspect so I shot a Hasselblad body to use as a frame around the subjects.

 Des, Garry and Tania have all been in the industry for a long time so when Garry suggested I enter the image into APPA I was terrified! I thought at least I’m not going to APPA [Australian Professional Photography Awards]  this year to see it in person.  I am glad that I did as for this Portrait I received my first National Award on my third year of entering – a Silver. I also entered this image as part of my folio for the Western Australian awards and received a Silver Distinction. ”

 

And some comments from our other Master Photographer – Des Birt

Well… this is quite an honour – to be rubbing shoulders with two of our finest!!!

 Congratulations to Odelia as well. It’s a bit of a buzz being a part of her success.

 When asked “What were we wearing?” I reply “a wry grin!”

 Thanks for inviting me to be a part of shoot.

Kind regards,
Des 

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