Just keep­ing up is a Gi­ant job

Western Suburbs Weekly - - News -

COM­MU­NITY News­pa­per Group pho­tog­ra­pher An­drew Ritchie’s photo of The Gi­ants was named PANPA Best Fea­ture Photo for 2015, so it is no won­der the event was a high­light for him.

Ritchie said the Perth In­ter­na­tional Arts Fes­ti­val event brought the com­mu­nity to­gether, “there was a good vibe and at­mos­phere in the city”.

“It was some­thing that hasn’t been to the city be­fore so it was fresh and cap­tured the imag­i­na­tion of the city,” he said.

The award-win­ning pho­tog­ra­pher is preparing to shoot yet an­other Hop­man Cup and said the tour­na­ment had im­proved since mov­ing from the Bur­swood Dome to Perth Arena.

“It’s a world-class set­ting,” Ritchie said.

“It’s great hav­ing an in­ter­na­tional event in Perth… I’ve shot ev­ery­one from St­effi Graf to Boris Becker and it’s been good see­ing how the game’s changed from then to now with play­ers like Ser­ena Wil­liams and Andy Mur­ray.”

Perth has also at­tracted ma­jor mu­si­cal the­atre shows this year, in­clud­ing The Lion King.

“It’s an iconic mu­si­cal so it was good to see what all the fuss was about,” Ritchie said.

He said the chal­lenge dur­ing 2015 was keep­ing up with the pace of me­dia.

“Ev­ery­thing has to be in­stant now,” Ritchie said.

“When you’re at a job, you have to put some­thing on­line straight away.”

See the on­line gallery of An­drew Ritchie’s 2015 pho­tos at www.com­mu­ni­tynews.com.au.

The Lit­tle Girl from

The Gi­ants

show.

Ser­ena Wil­liams at the Hop­man Cup.

Nick Afoa as Simba in

The Lion King.

Mike Ross from the 13th Bri­gade.

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