In 2013 Philip retired from wedding photography after
over 25 years in the industry, to concentrate on family
portraiture and an ever increasing program of book
Faces of Launceston 1996
1996 marks the half way point in this project to document some of the people and faces of Launceston.
It is a photographer’s way to say thank you to the people and the city that have accepted our family so readily with warmth and genuine friendship.
A quick time lapse movie from my Faces of Launceston photographic exhibition at the Academy Gallery, Inveresk
This was for my Faces of Launceston, the next Generation show that shone a spot light on the young people who were doing good things in the community Check out the message from the cleaners at the end!
Early morning at Blue stone bay in Tasmania's Freycinet National Park on the East coast.
Accessible only by 4 wheel drive, we had arrived in the dark and stumbled our way down to the water to set up for dawn
The beautiful rounded boulders are a perfect counter to the rugged coastline and incoming tide. I remember that it was cold that morning and the rocks were slippery . My brother David was with me so I sent him out onto the rocks to add a human element to the picture
Life has become so busy that very few photographs are being made at home any more, especially if you discount the images being made for Facebook and other such web communities. This is the moment when they are perched ready to fly off into their own lives. University or work is just around the corner, and it won’t be long before they are moving out. Whether it is just around the corner or to the other side of the country, now is the time to capture a family portrait and to stop time still, if only for just a moment.
THE FIRST YEAR
In the first year, time seems to speed up and slow down all at the same time. Days roll into one amid late night feeds, day time sleeps ,and an amazing number of nappy changes. Every day there are ground breaking moments: the first smile, the first sleeping through the night, first steps, words, and teeth. Let us capture these moments that are the initial stages of a journey of a lifetime.