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Mark Seiffert’s winning shot of a bicycle near a moody looking Brunswick Heads beach.

Mark Seiffert, better known for his skills with the barcode reader than a camera, has won the 2021 Simple Pleasures Photo Comp with his photo of a bicycle beside a stormy Bruns beach.

Brunswick Heads bibliophiles will know Mark as a much-loved man behind the counter at the library, but the secret is out – he has a sideline as a snapper.

The photo competition has been held every year from 2006 to 2021 (in 2013 the Photo Competition was run by the Byron Shire Council), with a selection of entries chosen to showcase the town and its residents in an annual glossy calendar and postcard series. This year the theme was ‘Bruns in Focus’.

This year’s judging was a virtual event, and Valerie Hardy from the Simple Pleasures calendar design team said that there were over 200 entries via social media and email.

‘Mark’s shot is very Brunswick Heads and represents Simple Pleasures beautifully!’ she said. ‘Thanks to our judges: Ros Goodchild, former owner of Mina Mina Gallery in Bruns, and Eve Jeffery, The Echo legend.

‘We all thought they chose a very worthy winner, and when you see all the finalists together it’s a really good looking display.’

Mark wins a night at Crystal Creek Rainforest Retreat for two, valued at $500. If you would like to see more, the 12 finalists’ photos are on display in the sponsors’ windows in town.

You can see more of Mark’s work on Instagram: m_m2483.


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