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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.

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