What's in a name???
As we have recently opened our business Wilomark Music & Imagery, renaming it from Kaptured by Kylee and adding the recording studio, one of the main questions we've been asked is what the name means or why did we choose Wilomark for the new business.
It has been a bit of a tricky process, trying to come up with a name that represents everything we want it to. Some of the early ideas were either taken or not really appropriate for a studio in Fyshwick, making it sound like one of "those" types of studios. Recently my grandmother past away and I wanted to somehow incorporate her into the business name too, a memorial of sorts.
So after much word play, cryptic anagrams, theasurasing (is that even a word??) and many wines, WILOMARK was born. The WI represents Williams, my partners' surname. LOMAR are the initials of my grandmothers' first and second name. Finally, I got the K on the end :-)
It means a lot to have my grandmother's name incorporated into the business. Her father Hector Fredrick Bareham was a professional photographer in Canberra during the 40's, 50's & 60's with many of his works depicting the growth of Canberra being found in collections in the national library of Australia. He was a wedding and portrait photographer but also did fashion parades, commercial and architectural pieces.
Negative depicting the laying of the foundations of the American Eagle gift in Russell.Negative depicting the laying of the foundations of the American Eagle gift in Russell. I plan on doing a series of blogs on his life as a photographer in Canberra during this time but to give you some brief history; Hector Fredrick Bareham enlisted in the Australian Airforce in March 1942 and, after completing the rookies course, he was sent to 23 Squadron at RAAF Fairbairn for six weeks training. My great-grandmother, my grandmother and her siblings followed him from Sydney to Canberra, where they remained for the duration of the war. After he was discharged on 30 November 1945 (when he was 40 years old), he immediately set up a professional photography business in the Sydney Building, Alinga St, Civic. He eventually moved to brand new premises in Petrie Street (sometime in the late 50's early 60's), where Ted's camera shop is currently situated and retired in 1969/70.
So it is ironic that I have found myself following in his footsteps, something that my grandmother used to talk with me about for hours during her last months. I hope he'd be proud. I know she was.
More of this story will follow over the next few months...
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