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Geoff Marshall keeps winning awards for his lights. It's easy to see why. Inspired partially by the beautiful Paper Nautilus Octopus found in Tasmanian waters, the lights are works of real beauty. Geoff was pretty pleased however, when I likened them to an alien egg casing. He's a big sci-fi fan. Originally a Queenslander, Geoff has embraced life in Tasmania with partner Tanya and their daughter Genevieve (who was a great help on the shoots).

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During Dark Mofo I had the great pleasure of spending some time with the boys at Hobart's Templo. Matt, Chris and their crew have created a beautifully honest and rich experience in their tiny restaurant on the northern cbd fringe. The Spanish-Italian influenced cooking has been wowing diners since October last year and the largely Mofo crowd was no exception during the time I was working in the restaurant. Being small it was a challenging

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Earlier this year I was given the (enviable) task of capturing the essence of South Melbourne and Carlton for my friend Isabel Gardner's new business venture, The Visitor. I had a great couple of days exploring the obvious and less obvious parts of both inner-Melbourne burbs with Isabel and marketing guru Sarah Ebbelar. We certainly enjoyed a taste and a drink of what both have to offer also! The Visitor site was launched soon after

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Sally and Herbert Staubmann have been real champions of Tasmania's plants and rehabilitation of significant parts of Tasmania for 25 years now, so I thought it was about time an article was published about them and their work. Their native plant nursery at Liffey in the Island's north is a joy to visit and dangerous to the wallet of plant lovers. Tamsin O'Neill at Green Magazine saw the value of the article and gave it

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Earlier this year I began contributing with images and writing to the fantastic publication, Green Magazine. Visiting Nina and Nigel Eberhardt at their innovative Turner's Beach home was inspiring as saving the trees onsite was their first priority. They built the house around the trees, creating a home and garden that instantly felt established and, as the article suggested, is a little like camping at home. Nina and Nigel love plants - their adorable baby

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A few months ago I had the great privilege of turning my camera to a very small and creative project in inner Hobart. "The Barn" is an 1820s stable behind the former Bulls Head Inn and has now been transformed into an innovative residence by architects Elizabeth Walsh and Alex Neilsen (worksbylizandalex). Their creativity didn't go unnoticed - they were awarded the Heritage Award and Small Project Architecture: Nicholas Murcutt Award at the 2015 Australian

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I'm so thrilled to have photographed super-cook Sally Wise's latest book, A Kitchen in the Valley, which has just hit the stands across Australia and abroad. Working with Sally had been on the cards for sometime, and last July the stars aligned and it happened. It almost didn't though as two months prior to the shoot I had a serious mountain bike accident and had to undergo spinal surgery, and I was only a month

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MIPEP hunter Gary Bowcock with dogs Tama and Joker (Springer Spaniel) sheltering from blizzards at the Sandy Bay hut to begin hunting for rabbits in the Macquarie Island highlands Way back in 2011 I was wholly privileged to accompany journalist Matthew Denholm to incredible Macquarie Island for the Weekend Australian Magazine to do a story on the program to eradicate the sub-Antarctic island of feral animals. We spent two amazing days accompanying hunter and dog

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If you think I’ve got energy, you really need to spend some time around the Red Feather Inn’s Lydia Nettlefold. Lydia is always on the go with projects and she and her team at the RFI have created a magically serene and charming retreat from the old Hadspen coaching inn. I alwaysd love heading out there with my cameras. Now it’s time for a good lie

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Who has eaten at Garagiste? Notice the wonderfully tactile pottery you ate off? It’s the work of Tasmania’s Ben Richardson who lives and works from South Arm near Hobart. Ben sources local clays and scours Tasmania for natural materials to use as glazes, firing his works in wood fired kilns. I’ve photographed Ben’s works holding Luke Burgess’ food on several occasions, but in the photos here, the plates are nursing the food of New York’s

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