Portraits are much more than just a record of how you and your family look.

They form an important and valuable part of your family’s ongoing history. In years to come, your children and grand children will use these images to define where they have come from and the images will become cherished and important items of your family’s story.

For many years now Philip has been shooting all of his portraits in classical, elegant Black and White.

“This medium cuts through the camouflage of colour. In order to be successful as an photograph, an image needs to have good structure, good lighting, and great expression. My aim is to simplify the image into these base components. All too often, all colour does is confuse the issue, coming between the subject and the viewer.”

Black & white images will fit into any decor, and tend not to date as quickly as colour ones as the trends and fashions change with the years.




Because Philip Kuruvita Photography is a small, personal and exclusive studio,

right from the start you’ll be dealing directly with the people who will be photographing you. We believe this is essential.  From your initial enquiry, whether it be by phone or email, you will be treated with dedication, warmth and respect. From the time you start your portrait experience you’ll be consulted at every step by Philip or Vicki who have over 25 years experience in running a successful photographic studio.  Returning to Tasmania after 8 years in Melbourne, their daughter Sam also joins the team to ensure your portrait experience is a fun and enjoyable one!