Club hears Bugs’ passion

​Port Lincoln Camera Club president Hamish Robertson welcomed a buzzing crowd of members to the November meeting.

In competition results, Julie Lovegrove finished first for the ‘agriculture/ aquaculture’ theme with her entry ‘I’ll just get my Friends’.

Fran Solly was second with ‘Cattle Muster’ and Barry Hockaday was third with ‘Shifting the Lines’.

The popular vote went to Barry Hockaday, with Pam Hewstone second with ‘All Done’ second and Fran Solly and Julie Lovegrove equal third.

In the open results, Lesley Scarman was first with ‘Orange Butterfly’, Julie Lovegrove second with ‘Ready and Waiting’ and Nola Argent was third with ‘All Bull’.

The popular vote was a tie between Lesley Scarman and Barry Hockaday with his entry ‘Bait Caster’.

Pam Hewstone was second for ‘Bearded Orchid’ and Fran Solly was third with two images, ‘Boabs on the Marsh’ and ‘Gouldian Finch’.

Next was guest speaker Joseph ‘Bugs’ Puglisi, who was invited to speak to the club regarding his recently released book, ‘Coastal Eyre’.

The book took several years to put together and he described it as starting as an idea, “always on the periphery” but having to take a back seat occasionally as “life” got in the way.

‘Bugs’ talked of content and composition as being integral components of his images.

While there is compelling and informative text in the book, ‘Bugs’ relies heavily on his images to tell the stories, resulting in a visual feast for the reader.

Mr Puglisi also described how his aim was to have the book appeal not only to the professional fishing sector but also to the layman, to arm them with a reference tool for commercial fisheries’ activities and compliance.

Having not been to sea regularly for the past 15 years, resulted in some amusing stories from life back on deck.

Like any fisherman who has been involved in the industry forever, the stories kept coming and the members were treated to an informative, frank and entertaining talk from a man with a genuine passion for the future of the Australian fishing industry.

Also evident to all was his love of family, food, photography, the Lower Eyre Peninsula and finally, the incredibly photographic coastline of this area.

The next general meeting for the club, the Christmas Show, will be on December 10 at 7pm, at the Senior Citizens Hall next to Youthoria.

All are most welcome.

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