Photographer Bio's

  

Simon Olding

Simon Olding was born in Hobart in 1969. He was raised in a family passionate about outdoor pursuits.

Simon moved to Melbourne to study Scientific Photography at RMIT in 1989. He remained working in the University sector as a photographer for 12 years, including a year in Canada.

Returning to Tasmania in 2000, Simon spent 3 years at home with children before starting his business, ICC Imagetec, specialising in inkjet printing and colour management. In this period he also published two Intimate Landscape calendars.

He has contributed to Wild magazine, the ACF diaries and books Tarkine , Endangered – Tasmania's Wild Places and Wild Forest. Simon was a featured photographer in the Australian Geographic Diary in 2011. He has also mounted several solo and group exhibitions.

 

PETER DOMBROVSKIS 1945-1996

Peter Dombrovskis emigrated from Germany to Australia in 1950 and started taking photographs in the 1960's. He was strongly influenced by pioneer, conservationist and photographer Olegas Truchanas, who became a father figure to him.

In February 2003, Peter Dombrovskis was inducted into the International Photography Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, United States of America. Peter is the first Australian to be accorded this honour.

Some of Peter's photographs have been instrumental in the conservation of various Tasmanian wild places including the prevention of the damming of the Franklin River. Peter's works were published for nearly four decades in the form of books, calendars, cards and posters.

On 28

th March 1996, Peter died while photographing in the Western Arthur Range in southwest Tasmania. His second wife, five children and 2 stepchildren survive him.

Grant Dixon

Grant Dixon is a photographer whose work encompasses landscapes, abstract patterns in nature, wildlife, travel and adventure subjects.

Grant lives in Tasmania and has been exploring the island state's uniquely wild and wonderful landscape for more than thirty years, with camera never far from hand.

He knows the Tasmanian backcountry intimately and has also travelled extensively, visiting parts of all seven continents.

Grant is particularly attracted to cool climate regions and mountain landscapes, with many images captured while participating in high latitude or high altitude expeditions.

  

Dennis Harding

Dennis Harding is a Tasmanian landscape photographer and one of few good enough to make a living from this precarious endeavour.

He has been publishing high quality work for more than 30 years, much of it evident in popular books like his best-seller and Galley award winner,

Australia's Island State, Tasmania.

This fit, energetic and hardworking photographer began solo bushwalking in his early 20s.

In the early years Dennis was influenced by the work of Tasmanian wilderness photographer Olegas Truchanas.

"I was motivated by Peter Dombrovskis too", he recalls, "in fact it was Peter's large format photography that inspired me to get my first 4x5 camera.