PIC OF THE WEEK:
Mt Buller and world surfing photographer Tony Harrington of The Photo Shop (Mt Buller) took Olympic skier Anton Grimus to the very top of the mountain for a one-on-one photo shoot recently. This magnificent shot – taken late in the afternoon as the sun started setting – portrays good snow and wonderful skiing from the very summit of Buller. To find out how you can win a one-onone, one hour photo shoot with Tony Harrington
LEGENDARY surf photographer Peter ‘Joli’ Wilson is coming to Mt Buller.
Peter is one of the most esteemed surf photographers in the world working with such greats as Kelly Slater, Mick Fanning, Andy Irons and a host of the best surfers spanning a career of over 40 years.
Nikon is proud to present Peter in a ‘Talk Story’ type evening with a short film about him showcasing some of his work on the big screen and a Q&A opportunity for the audience.
Following Peter’s presentation, the most recent Nikon Surf Film of the Year titled “Cluster” by Kai Neville will also be screened at the Alpine cinema.
Kai has four major surf movies that have won accolades around the world, including two x “Surfer Poll Best Surf movie”.
The Photo Shop (Mt Buller) has brought aboard a class team of photographers to document each and every skier and boarder in the Victorian Interschools.
“We are stoked not only to create the best images of everyone racing, but also to inspire everyone through educational talks, photography and movies on the big screen during the Interschools week,” said The Photo Shop owner Tony Harrington.
Peter Wilson and “Cluster” will feature on Thursday night August 25 at the Mt Buller Cinema at 7.30pm and the night will last approximately 90 mins.
Entry is just $5 and everyone receives a ticket to go into winning $5000 of product from Volkl skis, Marker Bindings, Giro helmets and a special XTM Olympic Glove pack.
All proceeds will go towards the athlete prize pool of the upcoming Buller X extreme ski event on the Summit of Mt Buller.
Peter ‘Joli’ Wilson was found at Bells Beach, Torquay in the late 60s with a camera in his hand, with his dual signature of blade-sharp surfing action, lifestyle and travel imagery, and has been a pillar of the surf media for the last four decades.
“My first surfing image published was Narrabeen’s Col Smith at the 1972 Bells Beach Easter Surfing Contest in the now defunct ‘Breakout’ Surfing Magazine,” he said.
“In the mid 1970s I landed a job as an assistant photographer with the Australian Defence Department.
“My training included studio work, lighting, flash, B&W processing and printing.
“My German mentor told me that if I wanted to be a photographer it had to be for ‘love’ not ‘money’.
“Now years later he may have been right about the money, I still love what I do.
“In 1989 I went freelance and with my wife Jan, we formed Joli Productions.
“For the past 25 years I’ve travelled the world capturing the world’s oceans, landscapes, beaches, surfing action, cultures and lifestyles.”
He’s currently senior contributor to just about every major surf magazine you can think of, and a couple more on top of that.
Peter’s work has been exhibited in France, Hawaii, Brazil and Australia and has won numerous awards.
CLOUD BREAK: Just one of Peter ‘Joli’ Wilson’s award winning photos of a wave breaking over surfers.
SNAP SHOT: Peter ‘Joli’ Wilson - renowned surfing photographer will impart his experiences and knowledge at a ‘Talk Story’ night on Mt Buller on August 25.