Click goes the cam­era for Buller shots

Mt Buller News - - NEWS - By PAM ZIERKMAHONEY

IT wasn’t the glit­ter­ing af­fair that you might have ex­pected for the open­ing of a re­fur­bished photo shop and there were no whis­tles, hoot­ers or even fire­works - but a very happy party all the same.

Tony Har­ring­ton - “Harro” to all - of­fi­cially opened his ‘Photo Shop’ at Mt Buller last week with many good friends and lo­cals join­ing him to cel­e­brate this new ven­ture.

Harro has taken on the for­mer Fun Photos fol­low­ing the legacy of Mark Woods­ford and con­tin­ues to of­fer a friendly ser­vice to guests in the re­sort seek­ing to cap­ture mem­o­ries of their stay.

How­ever, Harro is of­fer­ing more than just re­sort photos which vis­i­tors can pur­chase - he has some dra­matic large art prints - ready to hang – shot at Buller and dur­ing his trav­els all around the world.

He is also stock­ing the eclec­tic shopfront with a range of gallery items in­clud­ing ce­ram­ics from Wendy Jag­ger, local cof­fee from High Grounds Roast­ing, be­spoke jewellery and moun­tain-in­spired gifts.

His part­ner Rhylla Mor­gan, who runs me­dia for the lift com­pany, has even found time to cre­ate some small art pieces for the gallery.

Harro has other ex­ploits as well as pho­tog­ra­phy, although his photos hint at his other in­ter­ests.

He has de­vel­oped and runs ex­treme ski and film events like the World Heli Chal­lenge and spends half the year away from the moun­tains - chas­ing big waves for his film projects.

He makes films and shoots for mag­a­zines around the globe, with over 150 front cov­ers to his credit.

The affable pho­tog­ra­pher is clas­si­cally low-key about his ex­ploits and talks about trips into the moun­tains of Green­land and Alaska or mas­sive 40ft waves off Hawaii like most would re­count a ca­sual camp­ing trip with friends.

He had plenty of ad­ven­tures and sur­vived to tell the tales and share the photos.

Harro will share some of the knowl­edge he has gath­ered along the way about safety in the moun­tains with small groups this year in a new pro­gram called Moun­tain Safe.

The four hour ses­sions of­fer an in­tro­duc­tion to avalanche aware­ness and share vi­tal skills for keep­ing safe in the moun­tains.

Safety when ski­ing in the higher and out of the way realms can be more dan­ger­ous than just tak­ing to the or­di­nary slopes and Harro is pas­sion­ate about teach­ing all those who like to adventure into the back­coun­try how to do so with some aware­ness.

WE’RE HERE: Chris and Kate Bolton were there.

1 1 IN­TER­ESTED: Sharon Reeves, Shai Ashkanasy and Sealey Brandt dropped in for a con­grat­u­la­tory drink.

2 2 RE­SORT MAN­AGE­MENT: Mem­bers of the ARMB team Katie Bowker, John Hu­ber, An­drew Rail­ton and Gill Dob­son all at­tended.

3 3 OUT OF THE COLD: Gary Mor­gan, Nick Reeves and Lau­rie Blampied stepped in out of the cold for the open­ing.

4 4 PART­NERS: Rhylla Mor­gan with part­ner Tony ‘Harro’ Har­ring­ton.

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