En­tries im­press judge

Central and North Burnett Times - - BURNETT & BEYOND -

RENOWNED Bris­bane pho­tog­ra­pher and physi­cist John Doody judged the Framed photo com­pe­ti­tion at the week­end and en­tries will be on dis­play at the 2013 Bush Spirit Fes­ti­val on Satur­day.

Pho­tog­ra­phy has been Mr Doody’s pas­sion for the past 35 years and he was im­pressed by the num­ber and qual­ity of the en­tries.

Mr Doody was strongly in­flu­enced by his fa­ther who was a keen am­a­teur pho­tog­ra­pher.

Watch­ing the black and white prints ap­pear be­fore his eyes in the dark­room de­vel­op­ing tray at their house in War­wick was “like magic” to a young boy.

His back­ground as a physi­cist gives him an un­der­stand­ing of the op­tics and me­chan­ics of mod­ern cam­eras.

Mr Doody said the most sig­nif­i­cant pho­to­graphic pro­ject he had been in­volved in was the Legacy of Light.

The ex­hi­bi­tion fea­tured the work of five gen­er­a­tions of pho­tog­ra­phers, rang­ing from 1863–2012.

“The con­cept was de­vel­oped in con­junc­tion with my sis­ter Kate Colfs and brother Paul Doody,” Mr Doody said.

“It traces the de­vel­op­ment of pho­tog­ra­phy in our fam­ily, from the time my great-grand­fa­ther Christopher Roggenkamp ar­rived from Ger­many in 1863 and set up a pho­to­graphic busi­ness in War­wick.”

North Bur­nett pho­tog­ra­phers can rest as­sured their en­tries in the Framed com­pe­ti­tion had a pro­fes­sional with a life­time of ex­pe­ri­ence judg­ing their work.

PHOTO: SUE HAR­RIS

FRAMED JUDG­ING: Bris­bane pho­tog­ra­pher John Doody judged the Framed com­pe­ti­tion en­tries at the RM Wil­liams Aus­tralian Bush Learn­ing Cen­tre last week­end. His wife Mary­lou recorded the re­sults.

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