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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Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Brick Stack - 1960's Tasmania.


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

Tasmanian 1950s Suburbia


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

Open House Hobart #14 - "The Underground Bunker"


You never know what you might find lurking under the street. I love the brickworking happening here.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Open House Hobart #8


An art deco period gargoyle watches over the Hobart skyline, with the former Art Deco Hydro Electric Commission in the background.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Open House Hobart #5

 Open House Hobart #5 Who needs a book when you can eat your lunch with views like these over Hobart CBD! Open House Hobart #oh_hobart #discovertasmania

Monday, November 24, 2014

Open House Hobart #2 - A rubber plant and a 60s tower block


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!

Open House Hobart #1 - Railway Roundabout Fountain


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

Telstra Exchange Building - Launceston


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 - Launceston

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

Industrial Launceston


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

Brutalist "City Block" facade at risk of facade demolition


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.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Industrial Art Deco Launceston

Today's fresh edit - Industrial Art Deco Launceston. This is an early example of industrial design in Launceston. Rising early makes it all worth while when the light is great and there is no traffic! Check out the entire Tasmanian 20th century Modernism project on my website http://www.tryanphotos.com/Projects/Tasmania/Index

Monday, September 29, 2014

Henty House Government Office


The landmark Brutalist designed Government Office block "Henty House" in Launceston. Endless photographic possibilities with this wonderful building!

Sunday, September 28, 2014

Staircase Project - Art Deco curves


Just edited this wonderful Art Deco staircase for the staircase project. Check this image and the entire project out in higher resolution on my website http://www.tryanphotos.com/Stairs/n-qB2fn/

Friday, September 26, 2014

Staircase Project hunting.....



Another packed day travelling to photograph staircases for my "staircase project" I guess its one way to keep fit, walking up and down those stairs to get the best angles! Check out the project and share if with your friends - http://www.tryanphotos.com/Stairs/n-qB2fn/