A selection of images from 20 amazing trips to Antarctica and the sub-Antarctic, from 1988 to 2014. The earliest images were taken on 35mm film, with later images from my first couple of forays with a digital camera (a Canon Powershot S50 point-and-shoot), through various Canons, to my current Canon 5D3.
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The results of a natural and cultural residency based at Lake St Clair, March - May 2006. The images are available for sale as 20 x 30 inch prints, exactly as shown here, and include the white border. This allows the print to be placed directly into a frame without a matt, or alternatively, allows your framer some room to move when framing your print.
The aim of this project was to explore new ways of photographing the Tasmanian wilderness, as well as exploring the contradiction of people within wilderness. I was hoping to achieve this by using a mixture of the traditional techniques of film as well as digital media, and pinhole camera photography.
I was assisted through Arts Tasmania by the Minister for the Arts in 2005-06. To find out more about the Natural and Cultural Residency program, visit the Arts Tasmania website.
Thanks to the many people at Lake St Clair who helped make my stay so productive and enjoyable; Parks staff (Barry, Trevor, Amenah, Paul, Darren, to name but a few), the friendly ferry folk (John and Co.), and all those walkers and visitors who were kind enough to let me take a portrait of them.
It took me a while to stop complaining about the light, and finally be inspired by our grey, flat-light days at sea. I started seeing things in the mist and subtleties of light that I had missed on so many trips before. Having a Canon 5D3 and Adobe Lightroom had me feeling like I was back in the darkroom as a 13 year old, mucking about stretching tonal ranges, and seeing what pushing an image could deliver. My feeling is "never let reality get in the way of a good photograph", and black & white & Antarctica finally "clicked" for me.
I hope you enjoy my take on things south of 60 degrees...
December 2013 - January 2014
Note: not all of these images are available for sale just yet, but all will be... I'm still working on quite a few. Contact me if there's anything specific you'd like me to hurry up with! Although the partner labs that Zenfolio uses for printing offer a huge variety of choices, not all are available from the country you may be ordering from, and I feel that sometimes, too much choice is a bad thing. So generally, I've offered the image in a print size and media that I think will work. Please contact me if you'd like a different size or option not shown here, and I'll let you know if it's possible.
These images are available as 20 x 30 inch prints, exactly as shown here, and are printed including the white borders. Images 19 and 20 are in a "square" format, and are available in a selection of sizes. Images 21 to 24 are panorama format, also available in a variety of sizes. The white border allows for the image to be placed directly into a frame without the addition of a matt, or alternatively, allows your framer some room to move when framing your selection.
A hardcover A4-sized photobook with these and many more RSV Aurora Australis images is available for order online for AUD $99.50 "Aurora Australis: 20 years in the ice".
The original exhibition was held at the Sidespace Gallery in Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart, from the 19th to the 27th of June 2010, commemorating 20 years in the ice.