#SnapPerth: love affair with his city drives Mandurah photographer

Picture: Daniel Wilkins
Mandurah photographer Daniel Wilkins.
Picture: Daniel Wilkins Mandurah photographer Daniel Wilkins.

MANDURAH photographer Daniel Wilkins has an ongoing love affair with Mandurah.

He adores the town in which he lives but his favourite spot is Soldiers Cove and the jetties near his home, where he walks most mornings.

Wilkins started his photographic career just after leaving the then-Coodanup High School and has since worked for local and Perth papers, winning several awards.

“I love living in Mandurah; it’s the most amazing place,’’ he said.

“Mandurah is changing so fast and the Soldiers Cove foreshore and jetties are almost a throwback to the Mandurah of yesteryear.”

He meets other photographers, residents and holidaymakers on his walks and often gathers with wife Kelly and young son Dylan on the Soldiers Cove foreshore to watch sunsets and the fireworks.

It’s also an ideal spot for the family to launch their kayaks.

Some of the jetties are old and unused and Wilkins said he would love to buy one of them one day.

He also discovered on his walks the little-known boatshed along the foreshore where volunteers rebuild or refurbish historic boats.

Thanks to our national partners Canon Australia and Harvey Norman and our state partner REIWA.

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