A respected Border photographer has been remembered for his generous nature after his death from cancer last week.
Dirk Wallace shared his knowledge of the industry with many budding photographers, but lost his life at just 53.
Camera House Albury owner Justin Dallinger was connected to Mr Wallace through their shared love of photography, but he was far from a one-trick pony.
"He worked at the store here for a while, but the more you spoke to him the more you realised how much he'd done," Mr Dallinger said.
"He had a bakery business, he was a horticulturalist and when he was younger he was in a rock band.
"He ran the photography course at MAMA for a number of years and would bring his class into the shop after hours for us to give them a bit more information about equipment and printing.
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"He was a very calm and patient guy to be able to pass all his information on.
"It's very upsetting because he had a lot left to give.
"He had ideas of putting in a cafe at the gallery and plans for parking at Turks Head which would see a lot more people come to that space."
Mr Dallinger described his close friend as "quiet achiever who would never have a bad word to say about anyone" he met.
Mr Wallace is survived by his partner Brenda and his two children, Alex and Raymond.
The funeral for Mr Wallace will be held on Monday, December 13, at Lester and Son in Wodonga at 10.30am.
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