Thursday, September 6, 2018

Another Willow Court Building Destroyed by Fire



Today I edit one of my photographs from Willow Court // Royal Derwent Hospital project in tribute to the loss of yet another important piece of our Modernist heritage. Today Ward G was burnt down after a deliberately lit fire. The building dated from the 1930s and will now be demolished. I have documented the Willow Court // Royal Derwent Hospital as a long term project as its an important part of Tasmania's history and there has to be a record of high quality images that document the site for posterity so that future generations can understand what once was.

Woolsheds & Silos Project Launceston // When Memory Dies


This is one of my latest images I've edited from the project, captured in 2012. This shows the wonderful 2 large scale woodsheds and the grass that runs through the middle of the sheds was once Taroona Street. This scene, including the street and woolsheds is today unrecognisable. I have just started editing photographs from my vast collection of this project, check out the the photographs as I edit them on my website here https://www.tryanphotos.com/Projects/All/Wsl/n-g7sjsB/

Remember, you can follow me over on my Instagram account for my latest Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism photography here www.instagram.com/tasmanianmodernism/?hl=en

Saturday, August 11, 2018

Woolsheds & Silos Project // Distant Memory


As much as I up close to the woolsheds and silos, finding views from afar to provide context were always fun and provided a new way to view a familiar scene. The views from the suburb of Trevallyn between houses and trees was amazing.  Finding new vantage points became an obsessive pursuit! I enjoy these kinds of views of familiar subjects, they provide scene context to the main subject.  When I captured this image in 2015 the once large scale industrial site of Gunns Mill had been demolished and Bunnings Warehouse was still be completed. Check out my story and photographs published in the latest August issue of Australian Photography magazine. The story features a project I have been working on now for over 10 years in Launceston, Tasmania....I hope it inspires you to get out there and undertake a long terms project, the rewards are endless. Available now in newsagents and online for download

Friday, August 10, 2018

Launceston Woolsheds & Silos Project // Street with No Name


Today I edit this photograph I took back on the 2nd January 2012 when the woolsheds were still standing and that street running through the image was still a street. Since I captured the entire landscape is unrecognisable. The woolsheds and the street is no more. The power of the photograph for posterity is so precious. Check out my story and photographs published in the latest August issue of Australian Photography magazine. The story features a project I have been working on now for over 10 years in Launceston, Tasmania. I hope it inspires you to get out there and undertake a long terms project, the rewards are endless. Available now in newsagents and online for download.

Remember to keep up to date with my photography of Tasmanian Modernism on my Instagram feed over at https://www.instagram.com/tasmanianmodernism/

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

The Most Original Building // Henty House


Do you follow my Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism page? https://www.instagram.com/tasmanianmodernism

Entire ongoing project gallery of Henty House> 

Friday, March 16, 2018

The Beauty of the Staircase


One of the most fascinating aspects of architecture for me is finding staircases.  A good staircase is always a joy to find and photograph.  This is my latest edit from this ongoing project, taking the staircase project to 172 now uploaded into the project gallery. 

I love this circa early 1970s staircase, there are so many layers of materials going on.  The terrazzo stairs themselves, and the aluminium bars that really are a dramatic feature.   The original door and light fittings also provide originality and visual joy.  

If you would like to hear more about my love of staircases and why I enjoy photographing them you can check out an interview I did for the ABC here:

And view the entire ongoing project on my website here https://www.tryanphotos.com/Stairs/n-qB2fn/

About the project

Join me (Thomas Ryan Photography) on a photographic project documenting Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism from the 1930's to the 1980's. The entire project gallery of 1000+ images and counting can be viewed on my website www.tryanphotos.com under art projects. I have been undertaking this project for over a decade.

My portfolio of commercial and art projects can be seen on my website www.tryanphotos.com and I can be contacted here as well. All photographs are copyright of Thomas Ryan Photography. Unauthorised use is prohibited. Contact me for all enquires

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