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Sandy's Own Sunrise Industry

Mon Feb 19 2001

For 365 days a year one Loganlea grandmother is out of bed at 3:45am to drive to her hot-spot to shoot the sunrise.

Sandy Willmett, 56, has a unique hobby of photographing every sunrise and sunset from different sites around Logan.

Sandy started photography when she was given her first camera at the age of 15 and has since dedicated herself to photographing every sunrise and sunset.

A grandmother of seven, Sandy said she had had enough of being turned away from jobs and vowed to start up her own business.

“I have not once looked back.” Sandy said.

“I was sick of these people saying I was too old to work so I thought I would do something I really loved.”

“When I was young, I was using up film one day when I took a photo of the sun and ever since I’ve been hooked.”

“I thought ‘Why not combine something I love doing with something I am in complete control of?’

“Taking this up really opened my eyes to things.”

“It got me out of the house and got me out of myself again.”

“Logan Reserve, Mt Tamborine, Waterford and Beenleigh North, are all my favourite regular spots.”

Sandy began framing and selling her work with a limited edition certificate in January.

“I sell my photographs of the sunrise or sunset to people to give to someone on a special day in their lives,” she said.

“I always keep adequate records of where the photo was taken, what day and the exact time it was taken.”

“I have photos which date back for about 12 months now.”

“Each one comes with a certificate of authenticity,” she said.

Sandy said she supplied photographs mainly for birthdays, engagements, weddings, anniversaries, and graduations.

Article By:
Kristen Webb
Albert & Logan News

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