7 July 2017

Faces of Canberra: Jack Mohr

| Rachel Moore
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Faces of Canberra – Jack Mohr - Photo by Leighton Hutchinson

Local photographer Jack Mohr. Photo by Leighton Hutchinson.

Each week Rachel Moore is on the hunt to find out what makes Canberra special to all the wonderful folks who live here.

It didn’t take long for Jack Mohr to figure out that taking pictures was what he loved most in the world to do. Imagine his surprise discovering that passion was also a path to fulfilling employment.

From an early age, Jack loved cameras, his first camera used 35mm film although he unabashedly admits to this day it has never had film in it. It was everything about photography that caught Jack’s eye.

In 2015 after winning the National Arboretum Canberra’s top prize in their “Summer at the Arboretum” photography competition, they became his first client and he hasn’t looked back since. Mentored by local quintessential photographers Martin Ollman and Leighton Hutchinson, Jack couldn’t feel luckier than to have worked separately with the pair, learning from two giants of the industry.

Photograph by Jack Mohr - Model Rasi Gupta

Rasi Gupta at Lake Burley Griffin. Photo by Jack Mohr.

Jack adores all photography; people, fashion, events, cars, capturing unique parts of our lifestyles, culture, community, iconic locations and he really loves exploring these spaces using drones. Currently, he is using a Canon 5D Mk3 and DJI Mavic Pro drone, but is always on the hunt to see how technology expands and adapts to capture unique content.

Today Jack’s Brand new website has been launched, so Canberra, do yourself a favour and have a check out his work.

Faces of Canberra – Jack Mohr - Photo by Aaron Wishart

Jack Mohr with his Canon 5D Mk3. Photo by Aaron Wishart.

Name – Jack Mohr.

Age – 18.

Occupation – Part Time Photographer.

How long have you lived in Canberra – About 14 years (Adopted from Thailand).

North, South or Q-town – North.

Most memorable event attended in the ACT – Enlighten 2017.

Things you love about Da Berra – I absolutely love the Arboretum, but I’m a little bit bias because it has a soft spot in my heart as that’s where I first entered the commercial world of photography and first got recognised as a photographer. I also love how just about everything is a moments’ drive from the CBD/Civic, it makes everything easily accessible. I love having the opportunity to see the city grow.

Photograph by Jack Mohr

Chinatown – Melbourne. Photo by Jack Mohr.

What you loath about the city – Compared to other cities (Melbourne), Canberra is very small, although it is growing. But I doubt it’ll ever be as big as Brisbane or Sydney but in a way that’s good but I do prefer a city with more culture like Melbourne.

Most cherished memory in the capital – My first balloon ride (which was a birthday present from my parents) earlier this year. It was a new perspective from the sky, one that I absolutely loved and would highly recommend it to all.

Which Canberra local do you most admire and whyMartin Ollman & Leighton Hutchinson, they inspire my photography. I’ve worked alongside Leighton as his assistant. (Please!!!! Read more information on why I admire them most on my new website).

Most precious item you own – My camera gear & DJI Mavic Pro (drone).

Photograph by Jack Mohr

Pedaleano Hacia El Cielo at Enlighten. Photo by Jack Mohr.

First Canberra kiss and where – Still waiting for the right girl.

Most delicious Berra place you adore eating at – Dobinsons – great pies and cosy place to eat and chat with an affordable price.

What do you want to be when you grow up – Professional Photographer.

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Photograph by Jack Mohr

Palmerville Heritage Park (Canberra). Photo by Jack Mohr.

Snowy Arboretum

Snowy Arboretum. Photo by Jack Mohr.

What is a question you would like to ask everyone in Canberra – What is one thing you could easily do that could make life better for your grandchildren here in Canberra?

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