Welcome to Paul Rigby's Photography

News and Upcoming Events

(last updated 29th November 2017)

New Microscope Images - November 2017

Spring has just started here in Perth - the wildflowers are out and the birds are nesting. See Forest Red-tailed Black Cockatoos in Kings Park, Banksia flowers in Bold Park and Magpies in West Leederville - August 2017

Early Morning Busselton - April 2017

My generous friends - Chloe and Julianne

Australian Rally Championships - Forest Rally Special Stage - Barnard Park, Busselton (April 2017)

"Sculptures by the Sea", Cottesloe Beach, March 2017

V8 Supercars at Barbagallo Raceway, Perth, 7th May 2017

New maternity images from my amazing friends Diana, Irma, Jazz and Jane

Places in Europe: Krakow, Poland; Goettingen, Germany; Maastricht, Netherlands.

South America: Peru ( Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu ), Chile ( Santiago, Valparaiso, El Brujo Glacier and Punta Arenas ), Argentina ( Ushuaia, Puerto Madryn and Buenos Aires ) Uruguay and Brasil ( Montivideo and Sao Paulo )

Recent Western Australian additions include Kings Park (Perth) and surrounding areas, Denmark, Busselton, Fitzgerald River National Park, Cape Naturaliste, Kimberley, and "Scultures by the Sea" at Cottesloe.

11th October 2015 - Bushfire Smoke Haze, Forrest Highway, Western Australia.

24th Feb 2015 The Paul Rigby Photography website is finally launched

October 2014 Microscope image placed 10th in Nikon Small World International Photographic Competition 2014

October 2012 Microscope image awarded "Image of Distinction" in Nikon Small World International Photographic Competition 2012

About Paul Rigby and his Photography

Paul Rigby commenced photography in 1966 with a box Brownie camera using 620 black and white film. Darkroom processing and printing quickly became an obsession, always trying to produce images that captured the elation and emotion associated with the vision that was seen through the viewfinder of the camera. Sadly, it was rarely achieved; but, thankfully, that didn't stop him trying. When medical and biomedical research became a career and being encouraged to try "new things" by both the late Harry Upenieks (Medical Illustrator at the University of Western Australia) and pharmacologist Professor Roy Goldie, it was obvious that both technical and artistic photography, in its many varied forms, would become a extremely driving and cohesive force in his life. Some of those "more technical" images are also presented here.

A variety of film media and cameras have been used including 16mm, 35mm, 6 x 4.5 cm, 6 x 6 cm and 6 x 7 cm formats on cameras manufactured by Kodak, Mamiya, Zeiss, Leica, Bell & Howell, Olympus, Bronica and Nikon. All film images have been scanned to 14 bit raw images on a Nikon Super Coolscan 8000 ED film scanner and processed using Adobe Photoshop. Digital camera images were captured on Canon, Sony and Nikon digital compact cameras or on Nikon D70S and D800 DSLR cameras.

This website was created in 2014 to share some of my photography with the community, and especially for those special people who allowed their likeness to be captured on film. It is also the result of a realisation that negatives and slides are no good at all to anyone if they are only stored in cardboard boxes and never see the light of day. I hope you enjoy at least some of these photos - more will be added when new images are collected and older images are catalogued.

Please enjoy and feedback is always welcome.

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