This blog is mainly about photography , but fishing and wine may make an appearance every now and again. I shoot a variety of different subjects, a lot of black and white family portraits, but I got into photography because I love it and have managed to maintain the love, while making it my business, so I have the best of both worlds! 20 years ago we chose to move to Tasmania, the beautiful Island State where the weather is just right for me and scenery is a landscape photographers dream.I love to travel, so some of the images will be from the rest of the world, but without doubt, one of the best things about traveling the world is that first lungful of fresh air as you step off the plane back in Tassie. Those of you who live in Tasmania will know what I mean! the rest of you should really come and visit. Hope you like the images on this blog, feel free to ask a question, make a comment, and generally let me know what you want to see. Let's talk!

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Blood Moon

Blood Moon

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"

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Advance copy has arrived

Advance copy has arrived

Finally got a copy  and it looks beautiful!

Cradle Coast Pantry, the new book by Phil Kuruvita and John T Bailey is on it's way to

Tasmania, and is due in bookshops around the 16th October. Following on from the success of Tamar Valley Pantry which was published last year, this book looks at the amazing array of fine food producers that produce quality food in Tasmania's North West. Mouth watering recipes from one of Tasmania's most respected chefs John T Bailey and beautiful images by Tasmania's only Grand Master of Photography Philip Kuruvita means that this book will appeal to many different people. For the foodie in your life, for family and friends that live away from Tassie and as the perfect coffee table/kitchen book in your own home.

 

Order via our website now and receive free postage  anywhere within Australia when the books arrive in a couple of weeks This offer will only be up until we get stocks after that you will have to pick up or pay postage

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It's in the hands of the printers!

It's in the hands of the printers!

 

 

All the work is now done and we are pleased to say that our new book, Cradle Coast Pantry, is with the printers and on schedule for delivery in mid November - just in time for Christmas.

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Hooray for New Toys!!

Hooray for New Toys!!

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

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Days are getting colder

Days are getting colder

This is an old image from Ireland, but considering Easter was just a couple of days ago..

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Testing our social media links

Testing our social media links

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.

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New web site and blog

New web site and blog

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

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You found us!

You found us!

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
publishing.
However

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Australia's list of Top 100 travel experiences

Australia's list of Top 100 travel experiences

Tasmania's East Coast comes in second only behind cruising the Kimberley Coast beating

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Slideshow of Images from around the world

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Faces of Launceston photographic exhibition

Faces of Launceston photographic exhibition

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.

 

 

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Time lapse from Faces of Launceston Exhibition

 

 

 

 

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!

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Portrait slideshow from 2008


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

 

 

 

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Portrait slideshow


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Faces of Launceston


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

 

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Valentines day slideshow


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Blue Stone Bay, Freycinet

Blue Stone Bay, Freycinet

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

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Family portraits at PKP

THE PORTRAIT EXPERIENCE

 

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.
 

 

 
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Slices of Life - Generations

Generations

 

 

 

Why not organise an extended family session, all the kids, the in-laws and the outlaws, the grand kids, cats and dogs. What a wonderful way to record your family with all the joy and enthusiasm that being a family brings. This is not normally a quiet peaceful session, rather it is more like a whirlwind that smashes its way through the day, but then, that’s what families are like - aren’t they? A great chance to make a number of the stages of life images in the one session, and to explore those special bonds that develop within families

 

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Slices of Life - Pregnancy

Slices of Life - Pregnancy
PREGNANCY
 
Chicken or egg? Start or finish? A life in portraits starts with pregnancy. Those first images before the birth day, the obvious bond between mother and her unborn child,
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