New Tasmanian Landscape Book

I’m in a book!!

The fantastic Mr Ian Wallace has organised and put together Tasmania: a Visual Journey, featuring selected images of Tasmania from 12 Australian photographers. It has 168 full-colour pages, is in Hardback for $49.95 rrp, and looks like this:

Tasmania: a Visual Journey is currently being printed and is due to arrive just before Christmas (it would make a great pressie). As a contributor I have 100 copies to sell – which will be signed by me and include a free postcard! To pre-order your own copy, email me now at info @ claireneedham.com (without the spaces) before they all go!!

Please stay tuned for details of the book launch. for more information and a preview please click here.

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Out of Site – Exhibition @ CAST

23/07/2011 – 28/08/2011
Out Of Site 
Artists: SARA MAHER, TRACEY COCKBURN, ELIZABETH LADA GRAY, ALYSSA SIMONE, SHAUN MCGOWAN, NIGEL FARLEY, BRADY DENEHEY
Curator: Claire Needham

Out of Site is the work of six Tasmanian artists, responding to various sites of incarceration in Colonial Van Dieman’s Land; examining the history of orphanages, barracks, ports, gaols, farms, islands and other settlements and the lives contained by these walls. Space and place-specific works incorporating painting, sculpture, video, printmaking and digital imaging, bring together a contemporary view of men, women and children who were placed ‘out of sight, out of mind’.

CAST Website for more info

 

Circa Nocturna

In March I flew over to Melbourne to photograph the alternative fashion show Circa Nocturna. There were some fantastic designers and models. It was literally a whirlwind trip thanks to the intense storm over Melbourne; Not being able to land due to lightning and Tullamarine Airport shutting down, then finding traffic jams in the city, the train service shut down, enormous hailstones and a tonne of water in the streets!  It ended up taking me about 5 hours to get to the venue from leaving Hobart airport!! I was a bit washed-out before night had begun, but everything worked out fine and I had a great time. I tried out my new camera and flash too 😀

My photos are here and some got published in this article on stylemelbourne.com

NEIS and Australian Geographic

I have recently commenced working full-time on my photography business with the support of the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme. This is a fantastic opportunity for small businesses just starting out and I highly recommend it.

The April-June edition of Australian Geographic is now out with a great article on the Vale of Belvoir trip I did last year. Its great to get some photos published in a magazine I used to read as a child 🙂

More news shortly…

Trip to the Vale of Belvoir

Several months ago, I joined the Nature Photographers Tasmania on a trip to the the Vale of Belvoir conservation area (above Cradle Mt).

I had such a fantastic time on the trip, 4 hour drive each way… (On the way up we stopped off at the Devil’s Gullet which gives an amazing 180 degree view looking towards Cradle Mountain and Walls of Jerusalem).  We stayed in the Cradle Mt national park and drove out to the vale everyday to shoot. From our hut we could look out over the valley with a view of Cradle Mt – even though it was mostly covered in cloud. The Vale consist of button-grass plains with a river, a lake, several ponds and myrtle trees. The whole place is covered in wombat burrows and limestone karst and sink holes.

The Tasmanian Land Conservancy has since published a short article about our trip (and one of my photos) in their newsletter. Some of my pictures can be seen here on my facebook page.