South Australian Landscape Photographers – Pete & Vicki Dobré
Pete and Vicki Dobre are Freelance Photographers who blazes the trail for 6 months each year, capturing awe-inspiring images. Their work expresses their creative flair, emotions and love for the natural landscapes of Australia.
Pete’s and Vicki’s photography is self taught. Pete as a young child ,photography was an interest. His passion for the varying landscapes of Oz comes from frequent visits as a youngster, to his Grandparent’s sheep farm in Barmera, a small country town in South Australia.
He remembers the hot day when he was 8, leaving town for the farm. His parents had an old car. Within about 2 kilometres of reaching the farm gate, they were bogged on a small red sand dune. The flies were buzzing continuously and the heat was beating down. Sticks, leaves and branches were wedged under the back tyres, to get the car moving. His mum was in a panic but Pete thought that it was exciting. From that moment he knew that he loved being out in creation, with the sense of adventure in the wild. This is where Pete’s passion began.
Vicki’s passion started when she was injured and she was restricted to the home. Through the healing process she picked up a camera, entered her garden and started photographing her garden. The roses that she took end up being published in Australia Photography. It was during this time, Vicki’s creative flare was born. She has an amazing 6th sense when it comes to details shots and the creative. This has inspired her and has brought so much joy to her and her clients. Nothing please her more than to be given a challenge to come up with a creative shoot for client which can take up to 5 hours. The results are always stunning.
Photography for Pete and Vicki is an expressive means for visual communication. They both believe, ‘There is never a boring moment in their works. There is always something to photograph and they both love being creative. The only limit to creativity is a lack of creativity.’
Their aim as Freelance Photographers is to present images that provoke and stimulate the mind, to capture God’s awesome creation and to share this with others. If they can do a little justice to God’s creativity, then they are quietly satisfied.
What they both love about photography is that you are freezing a moment in time that can never be repeated. That moment remains special to you.