New photo awards to Richard Bennett
Noted Tasmanian photographer Richard Bennett has won silver awards at the Australian Professional Photographers annual awards held in Melbourne recently with three images from the 2017 Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race – striking aerial photographs of Wizard, Beau Geste and Comanche.
Richard has kindly allowed the Club to reproduce these winning images on our website as he prepares to cover yet another Sydney Hobart Race.
He will again fly over the fleet in a helicopter, capturing the spectacle and drama of the yachts and their crews on a 50 megapixel camera which enables fine detail.
Richard Bennett has photographed the Sydney Hobart Yacht Race for 40 years. He has developed a unique style as a yacht race photographer, incorporating the rugged Tasmanian coastline, the ever-changing seascape and the yacht in its element.
Richard’s career as a photographer was sparked by his love of the Tasmanian landscape, adventure and yachts.
Richard started walking in and photographing the Tasmanian landscape at just 17 years of age.
From climbing the highest peaks in the South West Tasmanian wilderness to making first ascents on the first Australian Andean Expedition, Richard became a photographer to share these remote landscapes with others.
Words: Peter Campbell
Photos: Richard Bennett
8 September 2018