Fremantle portrait prize...WINNER!!

Last night I had the huge honour of winning the Fremantle Portrait prize, with my image “Ideas Man”. The organisers put on a wonderful event and it was fantastic to view all the prints from the shortlisted photographers, as well as the 640 (ish) entrants on the projector. Entries came in from 21 countries, creating a fascinating collection of images. BIG THANK YOU from me to Arthritis & Osteo WA, the sponsors and organisers. And of course thank you to Alan for sharing his character that day :))

Ideas Man

Fremantle Portrait Prize website


  • Mel Brackstone
    Mel Brackstonealmost 2 years ago

    Congratulations Lou!!!

  • Thanks Mel!

    – Louise Cooke

  • Hans Kawitzki
    Hans Kawitzkialmost 2 years ago

    Congratulation Louise what wonderful news

  • Thanks Hans!

    – Louise Cooke

  • nadine henley
    nadine henleyalmost 2 years ago

    wow! such an amazing feat – I was so thrilled to see it hanging there with the First Prize rosette. I told everyone I knew you, basking in reflected glory! well done, lou!

  • Heehee! Thanks so much Nadine, you’re funny!

    – Louise Cooke

  • David Haviland
    David Havilandalmost 2 years ago


  • cheers David :)))

    – Louise Cooke

  • Elaine Teague
    Elaine Teaguealmost 2 years ago

    Oh Louise that is fantastic. Many congratulations and hey! I recognise that ‘Ideas Man.’ LOL!

  • Oh really??!!! That’s funny! Rich Feeds helped me find his name so I could asked his permission to exhibit – i didn’t think to ask you! thanks for your lovely comment :))

    – Louise Cooke

  • Phil Thomson IPA
    Phil Thomson IPAalmost 2 years ago

    Hearty congratulations on both the winning and that very special honour, and an absolutely fabulous portrait, Louise !!!!

  • Thanks so much Phil :)))

    – Louise Cooke

  • Nigel Donald
    Nigel Donaldalmost 2 years ago


  • Thanks Nigel :))

    – Louise Cooke

  • © Helen Chierego
    © Helen Chieregoalmost 2 years ago


  • Thank you Helen!

    – Louise Cooke

  • Jan Timmons
    Jan Timmonsalmost 2 years ago

    Wonderful, and a great shot!

  • Thanks Jan!

    – Louise Cooke

  • Trish Woodford
    Trish Woodfordalmost 2 years ago

    Thats brilliant Louise…..huge congrats!

  • Thanks heaps Trish :)))

    – Louise Cooke