"I love this natural world we live in - the colours and textures, the sky, the trees, the rocks, the sea... My photos are simply reproductions of the beauty I see all around us every day. The extraordinary within the ordinary. It is my desire to share that beauty, whether it is the leaves collecting in a gutter or the myriad of colours as the sun puts itself to bed."
While working for ABC TV in the late 1970's Ian started hanging around professional photo laboratories and learning their craft. By the early 1980's he had moved on from the ABC and was working as a darkroom technician. During this time he studied photography and over the following 10 years worked as a professional photographer. A keen bushwalker, Ian spent much of his time exploring Tasmania and refining his skills with the camera.
In 2004 equipped with his first digital SLR, Ian sailed a small yacht with some friends from Florida to Panama, the Galapagos Islands and Tahiti. His love of photography was reignited. Since then there has been lots more travelling and adventures.
Ian's photographs have been sold worldwide and in 2010 was the major exhibitor at the largest photographic gallery in the Southern Hemisphere, the Cradle Mountain Wilderness Gallery.
In 2009 Ian established the Goulburn Street Gallery in West Hobart, Tasmania.
Ian currently uses Canon 1DS MkII & Canon 5dMkII digital cameras to capture images at high resolution. This enables very large prints to be made that retain sharpness, accurate colour and clarity.
Those images are printed on large format Epson printers which are capable of printing media up to 44" wide x 40' in length. These printers use Ultrachrome pigment inks and produces extremely high quality archival prints.
All of Ian's prints are made on Hahnemuehle Digital Fine Art paper. This award winning paper is acknowledged worldwide as being of the highest standard. Hahnemuehle is the first choice for many of the world's fine art photographers and digital artists.