Galleries

Most photographs are presented geographically, for those who love a sense of place. Others are grouped in portfolios of favourite themes. Images may appear in more than one gallery or portfolio.

The Blue Mountains

A million hectares of World Heritage wild country, and an intricate, resistant landscape of enormous diversity.

Other Places

New South Wales beyond the Blue Mountains, other parts of Australia, New Zealand, Greenland and Iceland.

Wildlife

Wildlife photography is a whole other specialised pursuit, but sometimes in my travels opportunities present themselves and I try to make the most of them.

Adventure

Some favourite ‘action images’ from recent wilderness journeys in Australia, New Zealand, Greenland, Iceland and California

Monochromes

I’ve always admired fine monochrome photography, but never invested the time and effort needed for a darkroom. Now the ‘digital darkroom’ allows me to explore this classic medium.

Portfolios - colour

Colour portfolios on natural themes

Portfolios - B & W

Monochrome portfolios on natural themes

New images 1: High Tasmania

I like wild and bleak landscapes. Tasmania's Central Plateau is one of the largest extents of alpine country in Australia, with huge areas over 1200 metres elevation and many peaks over 1400 metres. Although remote and windswept, the plateau is far from barren. Lake-studded expanses and rocky pavements are densely embroidered in the most exquisite montane gardens, featuring Pencil Pines, Snow Gums, cushion plants, fern bogs and (very prickly) scoparia shrubs . I have long wanted to cross the whole plateau, and in October 2019 we walked for 12 days from north to south, from the Great Western Tiers near Deloraine, through the Walls of Jerusalem to the Lyell Highway near Lake St Clair. Most of our walk was through World Heritage listed reserves, and justly so.

New Images 2: Main Range, Kosciuszko National Park

Images from a three-day traverse of the highest part of Australia, in August 2020, on crampon and snowshoe (as we expected, the wind-blasted slopes were too icy for skiing). After an absence of too many decades, I was reminded what a magnificent piece of landscape this is. We climbed most of the highest peaks along the way, from South Ramshead to Mount Tate in the north.

Exhibitions

Printed images from major photographic exhibitions by Ian Brown