Musings from a Heart-Shaped Island

B&W film

2.8 | 22

Comparison of two film scans, one taken at f2.8 and the other at f22. Hasselblad 500cm on Tri-X film. Meander Forest Reserve, Tasmania.
Sassafras leaves on tri-x black and white film

SASSAFRAS

The serrated leaves of the Blackheart Sassafras tree have a sarsaparilla-like scent that when chewed are said to give you ‘a bit of a kick’. In times past, the cinnamon scented bark has been used ...
Rubber ring and reflections at Parsons Falls on Delta 100 film

SUMMER

For a moment I had the place to myself. Just me and the rubber ring. Despite its isolation and elevation (1,030m), Parsons Falls has become a hotspot for Tasmanian locals on summer weekends ...
Vinyl records and guitar on Kodak Double X cinema film

MUSIC

Without music, life would be a mistake. Friedrich Nietzsche. Welcome to the music room. The loft at the top of the stairs offers a diverse collection of vinyl as well as a crate or two of ...
Steam from mug of tea caught in window light at Lady Lake Hut on tri-x film

TEA

Just over one hour’s walk gets me to this hut on the Central Plateau. Lady Lake Hut is 1,130 metres above sea level and the walk is steep. Sometimes there is snow outside this window, ...
Looking out to Bass Strait on black and white film

JANUARY 26

“Warrawarrawa (they are all dead)”. This is what the Aboriginal people said when Captain Cook’s ‘ghost ship’ arrived at Botany Bay in 1770. The warnings of these ghostly visitors spread ...