What building in Tasmania is this wonderful detail from? Any guesses?
About Thomas Ryan Photography
This major photographic project documents 20th Century Modernism throughout Tasmania. Join me, Thomas Ryan, on a photographic journey as I document Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism through the camera lens. Art Deco, Inter-war, Post War, Brutalism,are just some of the styles I document in this fascinating period in Tasmania's built history.
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Friday, January 16, 2015
Sunday, January 11, 2015
1930s Industrial Tasmania. I love it when the elements come together to help create an image with impact - nice side lighting and some clouds and the blue sky contrasting against the red brick. It's one of the earlist examples of Art Deco architecture in the city. Check out other industrial architecture in Tasmania I've been documenting for my project "Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism" project http://www.tryanphotos.com/Projects/Tasmania/Industrialtas/
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
I headed out to capture staircases for my project "Staircases" This one is from the 1970s - Totally love the curves going on, the timber texture - staircases are sculpture! Check out the entire project in higher resolution on my website http://www.tryanphotos.com/Stairs/n-qB2fn/
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Some fresh edits of this landmark Brutalist building in Launceston. Check out my new gallery on my website I've dedicated to photographs I've taken of Henty House http://www.tryanphotos.com/Projects/Tasmania/Henty-House/
Saturday, December 20, 2014
Part of my ongoing project documenting "Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism" 1000+ images and growing:) check the project out on my website http://www.tryanphotos.com/Projects/Tasmania/Index I really love showing the qualities of a building that often are not seen when passing by.
Wednesday, December 17, 2014
Tonight's fresh edit - "Tasmania 1950s suburbia" This forms part of my photography project photographing Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism. Check out the project on my website http://www.tryanphotos.com/Projects/Tasmania/Index
Saturday, November 29, 2014
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
What came first the rubber plant or the building? To me this building evokes so many elements of interest. The rubber plant is one of the major visual treats of this 1960s building that has to be seen to be believed - it winds its way up to the top of the staircase!
There is nothing that says 1960s Tasmania more to me than the Railway Roundabout in Hobart. Part of Open House Hobart (22/11/2014) , I love the recent rennovations that have brought the colour and water back to the fountain after years of it not working. The walkway tunnel networks to the fountain, the major roundabout highway connecting the city, the Brooker Highway and Tasman bridge are all part of 1960s Hobart, and they all link up to this wonderful piece of sculpture!
Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Look up for a different point of view. Telstra Exchange Building - Launceston, Tasmania. Check out other 20th Century Government buildings as part of my ongoing project documenting 20th Century Tasmanian Modernism http://www.tryanphotos.com/Projects/Tasmania/Governmentservice/
Monday, November 17, 2014
Foot & Playstead - Industrial Launceston. (printing and design company) Love the original steel frame windows and the typeface. Check out my ongoing project documenting 20th Century Tasmania on my website http://www.tryanphotos.com/Projects/Tasmania/Index
Sunday, October 19, 2014
I was out and about this afternoon shooting some locations in wonderful stormy conditions. This is one of the images I made before it started raining. Check out other industrial buildings of Launceston and Tasmania on my website this ongoing project documenting Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism http://www.tryanphotos.com/Projects/Tasmania/Index
The Brutalist style 'City Block' building facade in Launceston CBD is at risk of being demolished. Read the full story here > http://www.examiner.com.au/story/2634185/redesigned-vision-for-city-block-building/?cs=95
My letter to the editor: Why does the facade of City Block (Examiner 18/10) need to be altered for what would otherwise be a positive business plan in the Launceston CBD? City Block is one of just a few examples of Brutalist architecture in Launceston, with some others being Henty House Government offices and the ANZ bank. Whilst the tourism and fashionable trend in the contemporary context is the obsessive protection of what is deemed as "old", we denying future generations the ability to look at our streetscapes that portray architecture from all periods of history. We live but in a moment in time, yet buildings such as City Block visually portray a story of our built and social history.