Musings from a Heart-Shaped Island
Cradle Mountain fagus on Ilford HP5 by Jade Austen, Tasmania

FAGUS | Cradle Mountain

I was finishing off my roll of HP5+ here so I could load the sweet colours of Kodak ColorPlus in my F2. I wanted to record the fiery orange deciduous beech (Nothofagus gunnii) found at Cradle ...
Wild Wood autumn leaves in backlit forest taken on Tmax 400 film by Jade Austen

AUTUMN | I

Am loving autumn this year. The leaves seem unusually colourful and plentiful. Most mornings Indy kelpie and I walk the Wild Wood, a 14 acre reserve that borders the Meander River in Deloraine ...
Richea scoparia in flower on Ben Lomond Tasmania. Koda Ektachrome film by Jade Austen

WILDFLOWER

My first try with slide film back in January 2020. Love those rich colours and nostalgic feel. The positive film is a joy to look at too! Richea scoparia in flower | Ben Lomond NP | Kodak ...
Army cadet with head bowed at the Deloraine Cenotaph, ANZAC Day. Kodak ColorPlus by Jade Austen.

IN FLANDERS FIELDS

In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row, That mark our place; and in the sky The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce heard amid the guns below. We are the Dead. ...
Dwarf myrtle forest in the Great Western Tiers on Ilford Delta 100 by Jade Austen

APRIL 23

Journal Entry …Syds Track. Searching for my final image before heading back down. Here amongst the dwarf myrtles the moss is verdant and bright green. The sky is overcast, light showers ...
Mist on Meander River in Deloraine. Jade Austen. Tri-X film

MEANDER

Here in Northern Tassie the days are shorter and the air is getting colder – we had our first big frost yesterday. Winter, I see you. Meander River | Deloraine | Tri-X +1
Mount Paris Dam, concrete with ferns. Jade Austen. Tmax p3200

MOUNT PARIS DAM

Day 4 of our NE Easter trip took us to the disused Mount Paris Dam. 250m of fern-fringed concrete reminiscent of an ancient Incan temple and now with a beautiful tannen-stained river running ...
Bedroom cubby space on tmax p3200

CHILDHOOD

It would be good to give much thought, before you try to find words for something so lost, for those long childhood afternoons you knew that vanished so completely - and why? We're still reminded ...
Self portrait on tri-x film pushed to 800

APRIL

I’ve just finished planning for my first wedding shot entirely on film. It’s happening tomorrow around sunset and the weather looks good. Wish me luck!
I raise up my voice by Brigita Ozolins Hobart Tasmania

85 MACQUARIE STREET

I raise up my voice —not so that I can shout, but so that those without a voice can be heard. Malala Work by Brigita Ozolins as part of the Hobart Current: Liberty exhibition.
Lower Chasm Falls on Kodak Tri-X film

CHASM FALLS

Spiderwebs on my arms. Black cockatoos chattering their happiness. Water moving below. Starting to see fungi popping up. Lower Chasm Falls | Smoko Creek Track | Meander Forest Reserve