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I first picked up a camera when I was 15. I knew I wanted to learn how to use an SLR, and while on a family holiday in Tasmania I waited until we hiked into Freycinet’s Wineglass Bay to get a lesson on mum’s old Pentax. I wanted to take my first photo ‘somewhere’. So I got a lesson in shutter speeds and F-stops amongst tourists at the lookout over the bay.

Since that moment, my desire has been to capture a place: to capture a sense of it, to capture whatever ineffable thing it is that makes it different to all other places, its colours, textures, light, landscape, architecture, ways of life. I like people to look at my photos and feel the place.

I also have a compulsion to show you the world the way I see it. Often it’s far more beautiful than you realise.

My first solo exhibition – 8 places – was held at the Brunswick Street Gallery in Melbourne in June 2009. My second exhibition was at Atelier in Truckee from May to June 2015. From September 2015 my work can be found hanging at Uncorked in Truckee.

This not the first photo I ever took, that photo has long since vanished. But it was taken from the tourist lookout over Wineglass Bay. Coincidentally and quiet unintentionally, the first trip I took after I bought my first 5D was to Tasmania, and of course we went back to Wineglass Bay - September, 2007

This not the first photo I ever took, that photo has long since vanished. But it was taken from the lookout over Wineglass Bay. Quiet unintentionally, the first trip I took after I bought my first 5D in 2007 was to Tasmania, and of course I went back to where it all began.

If you have any questions, are interested in purchasing prints, stock images or discussing commission work, please send me an email and I’ll be happy to talk with you: beautifulplaces@jessgibbsphotography.com.

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  1. Hi Jess,
    I found your photos of Faucherie Lake on line on your web site and just wanted to let you know how much I loved them. I started going there in the early 70’s . I have spent allot of time there over the years it is a very special place. I always fantasied about going in the winter but never made it so all the more reason to appreciate your photos. I am a retired Landscape Architect living in Sonoma Co. I am getting back into my roots as a photographer printing on metal for the garden.
    Again thanks for the wonderful photos.
    Diana

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