Revolutions that shaped Tasmanian black & white wilderness photography.
The industrial revolution drove Tasmanian black-and-white landscape photographers out of town to meet the wild one. The dry plate freed them technically. The illustrated newspaper and postcard brought them an audience. The mining boom railed them to the bush, and the internal combustion engine crashed them through it. Hiking took them places no shutter had snapped.
From the sublime of John Watt Beattie, to the Skyline tour of Fred Smithies, The Wild Ride is their story.
Nic Haygarth 2008 – 148 pages black and white photographs throughout.