Tender Care, a West Australian charity focused on community mental health, recently established a South West base at Bridgetown’s historic Bridgedale House. The move was facilitated by the National Trust, who manages the property, in consultation with the local Shire and after upgrades were complete TwoDee was commissioned to provide some images of the new premises and staff to use for media and funding applications.
In 1942, three Australian aircrew narrowly escaped death when they crashed in enemy territory. Stranded in the Libyan desert with limited food, water and inadequate clothing, they walked 225 km, until finally 11 days later, they were rescued by a British Long Range Desert patrol. For their remarkable feat, Reginald ‘Mick’ Ey, Pommy Mills and Johnny Hunt, were inducted into the Late Arrivals Club – an exclusive group of Allied aircrew who crashed behind enemy lines during the Western Desert campaign and took more than 48 hours to walk to safety.
To commemorate their bravery and raise awareness about veteran mental health and suicide, Mick Ey’s grandson, Jason Ey, along with three of his veteran mates, attempted their own endurance challenge this March 2020 – running for 11 days and collectively traveling 1100 km across the Nullarbor Plain. Along the way, they raised money for Legacy WA, an organisation which supports the families of deceased and incapacitated veterans.
Faced with heat, flies, heavy rain and increased COVID-19 restrictions, the team kept going until the closure of the SA/WA border forced them to turn around. However, they continued to run, waking at 3 am and running in the dark to avoid the non-essential travel ban and in this way completed their 1100 km in 11 days.
Although the run changed its course and the outcome was ultimately overshadowed by COVID-19, Jason Ey took comfort in the fact the experience echoed the experience of his grandfather, “On this journey we had to overcome our own challenges when everything did not go to plan, which is what we were really commemorating at the end of the day.”
Bakkheia Wines invited us back in April to document some of the 2019 Vintage. Soft French conversation floated through the rows, punctuated by the snip, snip, snip of the harvesters and as Michael Edwards, the winemaker, rallied his backpacker troops, Henry the dog chased rabbits and to his surprise actually caught one!
Check out Bakkheia’s wines here.
Short & Curly are a WAMAward nominated country/blues/folk act from Bridgetown.
They really are a couple of talented musicians, and we loved hanging out with them for a few days while they prepared for a national tour which they’re about to embark on.
There’s a first time for everything, including eating a giant blue cake that your sister and her friend have been eyeing off all day.
This little 70th shindig was in the family, a few morning presents and an afternoon surprise party replete with puppies and chocolate cake – what a feast for the eyes!
Geegeelup Village Inc. is a not-for-profit organisation formed in 1983 to provide aged care facilities for the local Bridgetown community. Currently the smallest residential care hostel in WA, Geegeelup is undergoing an $8 million dollar expansion on its hostel to double its capacity from 16 to 32 beds.
In line with this expansion, Geegeelup is expanding its online presence and engaged us to document the care facility’s current living spaces, activities and residents for a new website.
Stellar Violets Annual Summer Picnic is a fundraising event held in conjunction with the Manjimup Cherry Festival.
Here’s some of the highlights we captured from the night.
Beautiful Blessingways is a recently established business in the Southern Forests region of southwest WA. They were looking to launch their brand and showcase their business in a unique way. We decided on an event shoot with both film and photography.
What’s a Blessingway you ask? It’s a beautiful way to celebrate a pregnant mother and the impending birth of her child. Unlike a baby shower that has a bigger focus on the unborn baby, a Blessingway is an alternative that celebrates the mother. Take a look at our images and video of Anita’s recent Blessingway to get a better idea of what it’s all about.
What do French aircraft, Labradors and Manjimup have in common? Check out the branded content video for Manjimup Truffles we shot to find out!
Al Blakers is one of the pioneers of the truffle industry in the Southern Forrests region. And his company Manjimup Truffles are some of the biggest producers for an in-demand product on an international scale.
As well as filming we also photographed a product shoot of their prized truffles for international promotional material.