A message from Berty: On Saturday July 21, 2012 after shooting the website coverage of the MotorEX Car Show, myself and fellow Cars For Hope photographer Matthew Pham’s camera gear were stolen from the boot of our vehicle between 5:30pm and 11pm. Over $10,000 worth of gear was stolen while the vehicle was parked and locked on level 6A of the Wilson Security Car Park at 431 Kent Street, Sydney.
The incident was reported to the Police immediately after we had discovered that all of our camera gear had been stolen and we have since compiled a list of serial numbers of our cameras, lenses and accessories which has been passed on to the Police. Along with Wilson Security staff members, I have personally investigated the parking complex to identify any CCTV Security Cameras installed on level 6A of the parking complex, though unfortunately no cameras were found and as a result the Police have notified us that further Police Investigation is unfeasible.
A list of our stolen camera gear can be found HERE.
If you have any information to the incident or see any of our items for sale with matching serial numbers or descriptions please report it to 1800 333 000 CRIME STOPPERS.
Albert and Matthew’s Camera Gear Fund
Matthew and I are the two main photographers and writers of Cars For Hope and are responsible for the majority of the first source content that you are able to read on our website and social media networks. We have both volunteered our services and dedicate a lot of our time working behind the scenes for the general operation of Cars For Hope. Having every piece of camera gear we own stolen from us has been a huge impact on us personally but also the Cars For Hope movement with many upcoming events in the next few months.
Together, we have taken thousands of photos together at social meets, car shows, track days and competitive race meets. If we have taken a photo of your car or if you are using one of our images as your desktop wallpaper, Facebook profile picture or on your website or blog we would greatly appreciate it if you can make a donation towards our Camera Gear Fund below.
Please visit our personal websites below to view our work:
Albert (Berty) Nghiem
Founder and Director of Cars For Hope