You might recognise the name before you know the face.
That’s because Tanunda’s Rebekah Rosenzweig is usually on the other side of the lens, being a regular contributor to The Leader’s Snapshots and Photo of the Week, as well as providing photographic coverage of some local events.
For the past four years she has been producing a calendar featuring a selection of her photography, mainly to give as a gift for friends and family.
But this year she’s decided to step up production a notch and use The Leader to produce a small print run to offer for sale at the Christian Community Hub in Tanunda.
The 21 year old has been steadily making a name for herself after taking up photography in year eleven, winning a number of awards at local country shows, as well as receiving a merit for her image ‘Twirling’ in the 2019 South Australian Photographic Federation exhibition competition.
Rebekah is also a keen member of the Barossa Photography Club, recently taking on the role of secretary.
With a career in library and information services on the horizon, Rebekah is not looking to take up photography full time but can see the benefit in fostering complementary skills.
“Really it all coincides, libraries and photography and newspapers. I love looking at all the old photos in the library,” she said.
Rebekah’s preferred photography subjects include “nearly everything”, but in particular she enjoys flowers, birds and landscapes, some of which feature in her thoughtfully curated calendar which has a distinct Barossa flavour.
While pursuing photography is mainly for her own enjoyment, having the opportunity to share her passion with the wider community brings extra satisfaction.
“It’s rewarding and exciting to see your photos out there,” Rebekah said.
“It’s a good hobby, it gets you out and about, and you’re just preserving memories for a generation to come.”