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SHOOTING STARS: Photographer Colin Beard.

SHOOTING STARS: Professional photographer Colin Beard.WORLD famous professional photographer Colin Beard will be the judge for the upcoming Ridgewood Image Fair to be held in May.At 26, Colin Beard quit his desk job as an engineer to follow the sixties rock ‘n’

roll transformation from behind the lens of an electronic camera. In 1966 with 2 other mates, Colin introduced Australia’s first iconic pop music magazine called Go-Set and became its founding photographer.What ensued were three amazing years travelling the world photographing all the major rock ‘n’ rollers of the time including The Beatles, The Rolling Stones, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin, Cher, The Who, Cat Stevens, The Kinks and many more.From photographing rock n roll stars, he turned into one of Australia’s most accomplished style photographers, producing many covers and fashion spreads for Style, Cleo, Dolly publications. His professional work has actually won a number of awards consisting of a Gold Medal at the New York “One Program”.

Alongside his academic activities, Colin is a highly related to photojournalist, and was the very first professional photographer to be commissioned for Australian Geographical magazine.He was picked as one of the 100 global professional photographers representing Australia in the book A Day in the Life of Australia.

Colin’s pictures have actually been displayed commonly, including solo exhibits in all the major cities of Australia, and in Beijing, Italy and London. Colin has semi-retired to the beautiful Mary Valley.The Ridgewood Photo Fair receives 200 photographic entries yearly, with the 2017 total winner being 11-year-old Lilly Kennedy from Noosa Christian College. This year, entries are open from Might 7 to 14

, with the results and reward discussions being announced at an exhibitors function on Friday, Might 18. The entry type is available from Connected Update your

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