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Western Suburbs Weekly - - Fashion -

WEST­ERN Sub­urbs Weekly photographer An­drew Ritchie is a fi­nal­ist in the Com­mu­nity News­pa­pers of Aus­tralia (CNA) Awards for Ex­cel­lence for the 11th time.

The Com­mu­nity News­pa­per Group photographer of 24 years is in the run­ning for the Best Sports Photo prize with a photo of ten­nis player Andy Mur­ray at the Hop­man Cup and a snap of young hockey player Ai­den Lowes.

Ritchie has pho­tographed about 20 Hop­man Cup events from when it was played at the Bur­swood Dome to now at the Perth Arena.

“It’s good to have the in­ter­na­tional stars in Perth,” he said.

“I’ve got to shoot Roger Fed­erer, St­effi Graf, Martina Hingis and Boris Becker.”

The photo of Mur­ray was taken from the cat­walk on the roof of Perth Arena.

“I can get an an­gle and per­spec­tive from there that you don’t get from the floor,” Ritchie said.

The photo of Lowes was a lit­tle more dif­fi­cult.

“It was lunchtime and the sun was up so it was dif­fi­cult to shoot,” Ritchie said.

“I brought the sun­light in to play and had him di­rectly be­hind the sun. It was a hero shot.”

CNA win­ners will be named on June 23 in Mel­bourne.

Pic­tures: An­drew Ritchie

Andy Mur­ray and (be­low) Ai­den Lowes.

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