Wild Earth for Perth

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business - By DENISE S. CAHILL

LAND­SCAPE pho­tog­ra­pher Richard Smyth has a new space to hang his fresh photos of Den­mark and Rot­tnest Is­land.

The Ned­lands res­i­dent opened his sec­ond Wild Earth Im­ages shop in Lon­don Court this month.

Mr Smyth’s shop at the Fre­man­tle Mar­kets is open three days a week and he ex­pects some buy­ers to win­dow shop in Fre­man­tle and pur­chase in Perth, where they are open seven days.

“If some­one sees some­thing in Fre­man­tle but works in the city they can re­turn to make a pur­chase,” he said.

“We’re also plan­ning for the fu­ture be­cause when El­iz­a­beth Quay opens we ex­pect foot traf­fic through here to in­crease.”

Mr Smyth re­cently spent five weeks in­land north of Perth but was un­able to get coastal shots due to bad weather.

“The coastal strip is re­ally in­ter­est­ing so I need to spend more time up there,” he said.

“While it re­quires a lot of prepa­ra­tion, time, pa­tience and per­se­ver­ance in mak­ing sure the weather and light­ing con­di­tions are right, it’s ex­hil­a­rat­ing to be where you have the wide open ocean be­fore you and the vast wilder­ness of the out­back be­hind.”

Pic­ture: An­drew Ritchie www.com­mu­ni­typix.com.au d442925

Richard Smyth, who has been hon­ing his pho­to­graphic craft for 20 years, out­side his new shop in Lon­don Court.

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