Tasmanian Lens Scapes
Tasmania, the Apple Isle, the oft-forgotten Australian State, boasts beautiful vistas.
Its peaks, valleys and wilderness immortalised by legendary landscape photographer Peter Dombrovskis, Tassie provides photographic opportunities aplenty, making it often more challenging to decide what NOT to photograph.
On a recent trip to Tasmania, I became very aware of the potency of Tasmanian landscape photography. Dombrovskis’s photograph of Rock Island Bend in the Franklin River was instrumental in raising public consciousness and opposition to the damming of the Franklin River by the then Tasmanian Hydro-Electric Commission. Landscape photographs abound in Tasmania – picture postcard views of the Central Highlands, the South Western wilderness, the eye-popping azure beauty of its East Coast, from the Bay of Fires to the Freycinet Peninsula. It’s difficult to resist the desire to try and reproduce these gorgeous vistas.
But every photographer must, in his or her turn, produce something new. “41 Degrees South: Tasmanian Lens Scapes” is my series on Tasmania. As they’re not landscapes per se (in the traditional sense), I’ve referred to them as “lens scapes” — visual environments created by vision through my camera lens.
Fine art edition prints from “41 Degrees South: Tasmanian Lens Scapes” are available for purchase at 16″x24″ ($170 unframed), 20″x20″ for square format prints ($200 unframed) and 40″ panorama (40″ on longest edge – $200). Please contact Seng if you would like to make a purchase enquiry.