The photographer’s shadow
The Photographer’s Shadow
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The Wal Richards wedding photographs are in the collection of Maryborough-Midlands Historical Society.
In this photograph, one of over 20,000 images of weddings in the Maryborough district, we can see the shadow of Wal Richards in the act of taking the photograph.
For almost fifty years, Wal Richards was a compulsive photographer of weddings in Maryborough and the surrounding district. People accepted Wal as an unusual but likeable character, although many thought that his photographs were merely a fantasy. In fact, he took over 20,000 images providing us with a remarkable social history collection.
The collection is held by the Maryborough-Midlands Historical Society, which is located in the Worsley Cottage Complex.