Australian Rivers & Lakes

Limnology, Lakes, Streams & Rivers
black white photography

Fernhook Falls, Deep River, 2009
max print size 24 x 30 inches
© John Austin

The Australian Rivers photographs, images of fresh water in south west Western Australia, started with a few photographs made at Fernhook Falls on the Deep River in 1988 and relate to my work in Goblin Swamp and Karara Swamp. However, the new pictures really started on my 65th birthday with an unplanned stop at Fernhook Falls, while the others were returning to the car I was unloading my Linhof, to make the single photograph which I feel was my best birthday present in years

Balbarrup Pool, Blackwood River WA black white landscape photography
Balbarrup Pool, Blackwood River, Western Australia, 2013
max print size 30 x 40 inches
© John Austin
Lefroy Brook Cascades black white landscape photography
Cascades, Lefroy Brook, Western Australia, 2011
max print size 20 x 24 inches
© John Austin
Fernhook Falls Deep River black white landscape photograph
Fernhook Falls, Deep River, 2010
max print size 12 x 16 inches
© John Austin

The Deep River in southwest Western Australia starts at an elevation of 183m, is 111Km long and flows into the Southern Ocean to the east of Broke Inlet. The Deep River's primary tributary is the Weld River. The chief scientific interest in Deep River is that it is considered to tbe most pristine river in WA. Deep River is a subject I first explored in 1988

Fernhook Falls, Deep River Wblack white landscape photograph
Fernhook Falls, Deep River, 2010
max print size 12 x 16 inches
© John Austin

The limnal work and the newer littoral work from Broke Inlet feel like they are moving me in a new direction. What will make this work different is my approach which has changed during the ten years I have withdrawn from landscape photography. This withdrawal followed my forest desctuction images of the 1990s. The new work is calmer and more meditative. The Limnologies prints, like all my work, are straight silver gelatine photographs involving no digital thaumaturgy. More images to follow

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