Mt Buller Trades & Ser­vices... World pho­tog­ra­pher brings vis­i­tors home

Mt Buller News - - FRONT PAGE - By SEALY BRANDT

ON my last trip to Sin­ga­pore in June (just be­fore mov­ing to Mt Buller for this year’s win­ter sea­son) I had this won­der­ful fam­ily come to my stu­dio to dis­cuss me pho­tograph­ing them.

Af­ter de­cid­ing to go ahead with the shoot the mother Wendy (who was preg­nant with her third child) asked if I would please re­turn to Sin­ga­pore be­fore the end of Septem­ber to pho­to­graph them.

Af­ter ex­plain­ing that I was head­ing to Mt Buller for the sea­son pho­tograph­ing fam­i­lies and ex­hibit­ing my work, I sug­gested they come to the snow for their shoot.

On sec­ond breath and I ex­cit­edly threw around some ideas of how I could pho­to­graph them in the snow and what a golden op­por­tu­nity to leave a beau­ti­ful legacy be­hind of in­cred­i­ble im­ages in the snow.

I saw the sparkle in Wendy’s eyes and thought to my­self…..’I have a feel­ing they will do it’.

Sure enough Wendy emailed me to say they would love to come to Mt Buller.

They ar­rived three weeks later. Thank­fully it snowed a few days be­fore. Mt Buller was at its best. We dis­cussed ideas and de­cided that an ad­ven­ture with the Huskies was what we wanted.

The re­sults speak for them­selves.

What a mem­ory, what a legacy.

Well done Wendy.

Like all of my other fam­i­lies I pho­to­graph I shot black and white film and all prints will be printed by hand in the dark room cre­at­ing ex­hi­bi­tion qual­ity sil­ver gela­tine prints which will last gen­er­a­tions to come.

I have pho­tographed more than 1200 fam­i­lies with this method and the re­sults are sim­ply the best qual­ity prints a pho­tog­ra­pher can pro­duce.

What a beau­ti­ful gift this fam­ily gave to their chil­dren for when they are grown up.

A gift that just keeps giv­ing. If you want to leave a legacy, give a unique gift and or sim­ply catch a mo­ment in time that you will never forget then just do it…..I guar­an­tee you will never have any re­grets.

*Sealey Brandt is cur­rently on the moun­tain and her works can be seen by vis­it­ing www. sealey­brandt.com.

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