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: Tasmania

Between COVID lockdowns, I undertook four long walks of between 5 and 16 days' duration in the Tasmanian Wilderness World Heritage Area. In the late summers of 2021 and 2022, we traversed dolerite and quartzite mountains, button-grass valleys and wild coastlines. From flooded rivers to parched bogs, through scrub and on tracks, freezing on one trip and scrounging for water on another, we experienced some of the wonder of this magnificent region. It was so great to be back... thank you to my fellow walkers.

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