The QVMAG is now at maximum capacity for our opening event on the 13th November. The response has been amazing and unfortunately they are unable to take any more RSVP's. They have created a wait list for anyone who is actually in the exhibition, but if you are not able to join us on the night, I will be doing a floor talk on Sunday 15th at 11 am and it would be great if you can join us then. I will also be signing books so you can pick up a copy or two at the same time.
photo: Les Dick Faces of Launceston 1995
One of the oldest surviving buildings in Launceston, Paterson
Barracks was built in 1828, and was described at the time as the
very best brick building in Van Diemen’s Land.
As a commissariat store, it was designed to house food and supplies for the military
and government officials in the young settlement, as well as for
the free settlers and convicts.
The building was used by the Tasmanian volunteer forces, and
the Launceston Volunteer Artillery Corps which used the building
Today it is home to Launceston’s cadet units and
the 16th Field Battery of the Royal Australian Artillery, the oldest
artillery unit in the Australian Army, and the longest continually
serving unit in Australia.
From Launceston a sense of place , Philip & Vicki Kuruvita available here...
October 8th 2014 Total Luna eclipse. Like everyone else, I decided to take some pictures of the moon whilst it was in the shadow, causing it to appear red.
The image looked fine, and when I went downstairs to download the files, the poster that I had been printing was still on my desktop. Our new book Launceston a sense of Place has the iconic Launceston Post office clock tower on the cover and I decided to have a bit of a play on photoshop to see if I could make the picture of the moon a bit more interesting. The resulting image seemed to gather a lot of attention and praise, so we have released a web special print for anyone who would like to own their own copy of the image.
The print is available for a limited time as a 400X580 mm colour print with a 90mm white border, ready for framing. It has been signed, stamped and titled "Blood Moon, Launceston 8th October 2014"
Just received this from L&P photographics :-)
It is always nice to get new toys to play with! I think that is half the reason people want to be a photographer
we are trying to get the blog to talk to the other children in social media land so hang tight, you may get a couple versions of this until we get things sorted, but after that, we have got some great pictures to share with you.
It has taken quite a while to get this new page sorted, mainly because we changed our minds a couple of times about what we wanted and what we were trying to achieve with this site, but
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!
This was put together to show during my presentation to WPPI ( Wedding Portrait Photographers International )
at one of the largest conventions for photographers in the world - Las Vegas NV
Faces of Launceston is a photographic project that I have been doing for the last 19 years. This TVC was from the 206 exhibition that focused on the Next Generation - the young people who are doing good things with and for the community
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.
Who doesn't like to travel? the chance to visit different places, immerse yourself in the customs, culture and food of different countries and to interact from people who live different lives to the one we do here in Tasmania.
Looking at the world through a camera, making images that try to explain not just what I am seeing, but how I felt and interacted with the situation has been a life times work, and travel has helped me hone my skills. When you are in a new place, everything is new and exciting, and it seems that everywhere you look, there is yet another amazing photo opportunity. I see this as good practice for when you are home, in more familiar surroundings. It's harder to get excited about something that you see every day, but you must remember that there are people who have come to your hometown as part of their holiday, and are seeing it for the first time, and they are certainly finding exciting, interesting things to photograph.
came across this burnt out bit of bush just outside of town and had to stop and take some pictures. the fire had stripped away all the details, and given the scene an almost monotone look that was strangely beautiful
For years now I have been shooting all of my portraits in classical, elegant Black and White. This medium cuts through the camouflage of colour. In order to be successful as an photograph
Those magic moments when the evening sky is the same brightness as the lights coming from the building you are photographing is the only time that you can get images