Alan “Curly” Hartup lived and worked in Newstead from 1947 to 2004. In his spare time he was a passionate naturalist and photographer.
This collection of photographs (exhibited at the Newstead Railway Arts Hub in October 2015) is largely of bird life in Newstead and the surrounding districts, from Alan’s vast array of black and white photographs and colour slides. It spans over 60 years of Alan’s impressive output. Beginning with his beloved 35m Voigtlander camera, he progressed to the brilliant level of work he achieved with his Mamiya and Rollieflex 2¼ square cameras and his great ability with dark room techniques.
Alan was represented widely in amateur circles and was a central figure in promoting, selecting and judging photography in Victoria and interstate. These photographs remind us of the wonderful legacy Alan left with images of the beauty and richness of our surroundings. He was a man at one with the natural world and one who took a vital interest in our environment and how to care for it.
If you would like to purchase one of these images (framed or unframed prints) please contact Greg Hartup firstname.lastname@example.org for further details. * You can click on the thumbnails to enlarge.