28 July 2013

Judge Janet Craig exposed

Janet Craig 2013 FIPP Judge
Another of our esteemed panel of judges, Janet Craig answers our questions!

How do you take your coffee?
Soy flat white

Your favourite colour socks?
Purple

Your favourite camera?
Nikon

Favourite music?
Vangelis Tubular Bells

Favourite holiday destination?
Lancellin

When you travel what is the one thing you never leave home without?
Swim goggles

Is there anything that scares you?
Getting lost

What is your nickname?
Panny

If you could invite anyone in the world to dinner asa dinner guest, who would you invite?
Suzy Quatro

If you were an animal, what animal would you be?
Whale

Is there one incident in history (in your lifetime) that sticks in your mind?
Bombing of twin towers and Princess Diana's death

What is the most dangerous thing you have ever done?
Can't think of anything

If you could photograph anyone in the world, who would you choose?
Gough Whitlam

Your favourite item of clothing?
Bathers

Who is your favourite sportsperson?
Jeff Fenech

Your favourite phone app?
Snapseed

Favourite ice cream flavour
English Toffee





27 July 2013

Judge Roger Garwood exposed


We asked Roger Garwood, one of the three FIPP 2013 judges to answer 20 questions so you could get to know him better.
Photo: Narayani Palmer

How do you take your
coffee?
With a large dash of brandy in winter. A smaller dash in summer.

Your favourite colour socks? What are socks?

Your favourite camera? Whatever I have with me

What is your favourite thing
about Perth?
The road to Fremantle

Your favourite piece of
music?
Melanie Safka singing Ruby Tuesday

Your favourite holiday
destination?
Tasty Express cafe every day




When you travel, what is the
one thing you never leave
home without?
A sense of excitement.

Is there anything that scares
you?
Dale Neill asking me to judge a photo competition

What is your nickname? Depends how formal we're being but God will do for the moment.

What book are you currently
reading or (or read last)?
Biography of Somerset Maugham by Selena Hastings

If you could invite anyone in
the world to dinner as a
dinner guest, who would you
invite?
Not Somerset Maugham, anybody else would be fine, even Dale
Neill.

If you were an animal, what
animal would you be?
My cats, they're spoilt rotten. So much so they invite me to dinner
with them - they get better food than me every day.

Is there one incident in
history (in your lifetime) that
sticks in your mind?
The day Neil Armstrong landed on the moon. I happened to be at the
bottom of Loch Ness so could not have been more diametrically
opposed to him.

What is the most dangerous
thing you have ever done?
Fill in a questionnaire

Your favourite item of
clothing?
A Leica M6 - or silk underwear, preferably being worn by Melanie
Safka but not by me.

If you could photograph
anyone in the world, who
would you choose?
Not Dale Neill. I'd like to find the only person in the world who is
not on Face Book.

Who is your favourite
sportsperson?
Any one of them who can walk the length of a footy ground without
being assisted by drugs.

Your favourite phone app? The one which tells me how much money is going out of my bank. I
think it's called 'Sleepless Night'

Your favourite ice cream
flavour?
Rum and raisin - with lashings of rum, no raisins and no ice cream.

Sponsor - Mill Point Quartet

Enigmatic Music Makers - the Mill Point Quartet have been kind enough to sponsor the Fremantle International Portrait Prize for the second year. They will provide the music for the official opening on 24 August.
Mill Point Quartet at His Majesty's Theatre Perth Western Australia

25 July 2013

2013 Finalists Notified


Finalists in the 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize have now been notified. Finalists have been  given seven days to supply a high resolution image, title, narrative and ratify the authenticity of the image.

If you are one of the finalists congratulations on being judged at being in the top 4% of 1760 entrants.

To all other entrants, thank you for entering the 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize and supporting the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Foundation on Western Australia.

In addition to the major prizes, there is still the People's Choice and Steward's Awards (image handler's) Awards to be decided.

17 July 2013

Who entered the Fremantle International Portrait prize

Besides Australia, The Fremantle International Portrait Prize received entries from 29 countries:

2012 entry from Serino Paola in Italy

  • Argentina
  • Bangladesh
  • Belgium
  • Brazil
  • Canada
  • Croatia
  • France
  • Germany
  • Hungary
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iran
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Malaysia
  • Moldova
  • Netherlands
  • New Zealand
  • Poland
  • Russia
  • Singapore
  • Spain
  • Turkey
  • Ukraine
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • Venezuela
  • Vietnam


Thank you to all our overseas participants. We wish you well!
For full details visit fremantleportraitprize.org.au

13 July 2013

For those interested in following the progress of the 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize stage one of judging is now complete.
Each of the three judges spent three days and three nights carefully  examining all 1760 entries and draughting them into a hierarchy of folders. During the first stage the judges work individually with no consultation with fellow judges or anyone else.

The next stage is the amalgamation of the folders and ratings to identify acceptances, short-listed and finalists.

In the final judging stage the three judges will come together, view the images in detail to discuss and argue the merits of the 75 finalists.


09 July 2013

Record number of entries received

At one minute past midnight last night we locked down the 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize.
We received 1760 entries from 25 countries and every state in Australia. Amazingly, more than one million hits on our website.
Its been a privelege to witness the arrival of some of the world's best portrait photographs from a diversity of cultures and photographic styles. 
Now, its the over to the judges!

04 July 2013

Inspirational thoughts on Portrait Images

If the image makes me laugh, or cry, or reminds me of falling in love I will probably like it.
If the image makes me proud of being a part of the human race or aghast at what a fellow human has done I respect and recognise the image for its contribution.
If the image is full of intrigue, is clever, has secrets hidden within the pixels then it will most likely fascinate me.
If the image tells the story of connection between two human beings or between a person and an animal I am warmed by the relationship.
If the image exudes sensuality it may captivate me.
If the images spurs me to take action then I am impressed with its power.
If the images captures a split-second in history that is a potential milestone I am in awe.
If the picture paints a story without using any words I want to 'read' the story.
If I believe the photograph is a work of art I will enjoy the insight into the author's creative soul.
If the image illustrates the innocence and spontaneity of childhood I will share the joy of the kids and the photographer.

However, if  I look at the image and feel nothing at all  ........
............. I will think 'next print please'.

Final entries for the 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize Monday 8 July midnight WST.
AU$10,000 in cash and prizes
All proceeds to the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Foundation of Western Australia
Click HERE for details.

02 July 2013

Who runs the Fremantle International Portrait Prize?


Somebody wrote to me today and asked 'Who runs the Fremantle International Portrait Prize' ?
We're a group of people who love photography. Most of us are  members of the Fremantle Camera Club but not all! A minority barrack for the Eagles but most of us are enlightened! We all share the common passion of striving for excellence in a world class Portrait Award and giving something back to the community - the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Foundation of WA.


L-R Dale Neill, Ivor Metlitzky, Sandy Chaney, George Woodward, Professor Lawrie Beilin,  Abigail Harman, Dr John Quintner, Peter Ramshaw. (photographer: Krissie Grech)

The 2013 Fremantle International Portrait Prize closes midnight (WST) on Mon 8 July. There's AU$10,000 in cash and prizes. All proceeds to the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Foundation of Western Australia.

01 July 2013

Last few days of Fremante International Portrait prize

Last entries for the Fremantle International Portrait Prize will close off at midnight WST on Monday 8 July 2013.

That's just six days away.

Today, with a week to go, the servers and phones ran hot with an increased flow of entries. 

Approximately 1% of entrants have experienced resizing problems. However, with a little time, patience and assistance they all managed to get entries successfully submitted.


If you are interested in entering I advise you not to wait until the last 24 hours. If you experience entry difficulties on the last day you may have insufficient time to solve the problem.

The fIPP offers AU$10,000 in cash and prizes. All profits go to charity - the Arthritis and Osteoporosis Foundation of WA. Click HERE for entry details.