Lauren Puli on a recent trip to Melbourne city found this view of the old post clock in her viewfinder. The end result is more than appropriate for our last post of 14 – a fantastic year all round. So, we say to you HAPPY NEW YEAR for 15.
Like clocks the world over, the time is fast approaching for the chimes to ring out for the end of 14, and the beginning of 2015. As FOCUS FORCE reflects back on the fading year for the Kids With Cameras, we wonder what lies in place for the coming year.
WOW! What a year ’14 WAS.
BUT, you might wonder how do you improve on a year like the one just gone! From the MS EUROPA FLASH OF FRIENDSHIP to the CITY OF CONTRASTS project in July and the eventual delivery of the book to New York and the School Of The Blessed Sacrament. In the Big Apple also the handing over of the book to the Australian Consulate. Then of course there was the ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO SHOW at the Melbourne International Flower & Garden Show, what a success that was with the greatest collection of impending SUPER SHOTS being presented for the 2015 exhibition. From the show came a new breed of young photographers with several becoming the nucleus of the small group that continued to take part in projects throughout the year. These included; Matthew Borys, Madeleine Puli, Neave Lleyden and of course young Misha Raviparti.
JUST IN. THE STATS FOR FOCUSFOR 2014. BREAKING NEWS; 10,000 ACHIEVED AT 4.35 PM NEW YEARS EVE. 2014.
While we are still just short of the 100,000 mark the numbers keep growing. There’s still a chance, but we’re not complaining about that. It has been a tremendous effort, and FF is grateful for all those that helped make it happen.It is to be noted that naturally, Australia attracted the most views. But then came England followed up closely by Germany. The POP provided a strong incentive and several names featured amongst the regular contributors. They included Paula Finck, Cheryl and Danielle Kohek. And even young Jourdan Kotevski featured in the group encouraging and congratulating others. There were regular views from the US and the entire world, all checking out the SUPER SHOTS and the associated stories. The highest number of VIEWS in one day was 287, with the same number being achieved twice. HOW’s that!
Then we have to make note of the small contingent from Hyden Primary school in West Australia who also made the effort to complete their task. They will be history makers when their works go on show for the Rockley collection in 2015 forming their own feature section for the exhibition. This is the second time that an interstate collection has appeared with the first from Tasmania. On that occasion Olivia Rainbird made the trip to Melbourne with her family to accept her recognitions. It would be a pleasure to have one of the Hyden KWC attend.
FROM ONE BOAT TO ANOTHER. The culmination of the FF KWC MS EUROPA FLASH OF FRIENDSHIP takes it’s final bow with the package delivered to Sydney to be taken on board by AUSTRALIAN OUTBACK TOURS Director Melissa Reid. The collection of gifts for the ship and captain comprises a framed collection of 3 of the Choices including 2 made by the captain, and the Mayor of Glenelg, 2 ceramic mugs and selection of the KizPIKz postcards.
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THE ROCKLEY FLOWER FOTO EXHIBTION IS BEING PREPARED IN THE WINGS.
Preparations are taking place for the flagship event at the ’15 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW. The SUPER SHOTS are in, and being sent to the judges in mid January. We are looking at the largest collection in years with an exceptional high standard from all ages. Discussions have been held for the announcement of the CHOICES in all categories to be made from the main stage on the first morning. Works from Victoria, and as you know West Australia will be on show. And if you made a POST Of PRAISE and would like to attend, there will be a special offer for you.
FIND OUT THE LATEST ON THE 2015 MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER & GARDEN SHOW ON;http://www.melbflowershow.com.au/
IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR! The HARVEY NORMAN PHOTO CENTERS including the QV center are chock a block with loads of bargain priced camera and photographic items – all at pocket saving prices during their HALF YEARLY SALE! No matter what you looking for, HN is the place to head for. Especially if you’re a FOCUS FORCE Kids With Camera supporter. Check their website for whats on offer.http://www.harveynorman.com.au/