A walk in the rainforest

To capture the Black Spur in a meaningful way, or any place for that matter, is a lot to ask from a multi sensory experience.  This image is my response to being immersed in such a wonderful place.

As I walked the Black Spur, completely absorbed by my surroundings, I struggled to create a photograph that visually portrayed what I felt.  The photographs I tried showed too much detail, they conflicted with my mind.  I was moving yet my pictures were still.  My thoughts were wondering, yet my pictures were direct.  My ideas were conceptual while my pictures were literal.

For the most part I left the camera alone until I found this small scene.  Tall gums emerging from the ferns, dark contrasting with light.  The resulting image combines a still frame with a moving one…. and it makes me happy.

(2021, Black Spur, Victoria)


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About the prints:

I personally print and sign all my work.  Prints are made on cotton fine art media with pigment inks for the best possible longevity.  These prints can last many generations without visible changes in colour, testing shows 100-200 years+ is possible.

  • Fine art print:  A fine art print on archival cotton rag, wrapped and supplied in a tube.
  • Framed fine art print:  A fine Art Print mounted in a raw Australian Oak timber frame, with an archival off-white cotton rag mount.
  • Canvas print:  A print on high quality cotton, fine-art canvas, sprayed with a protective matte coating.  An additional five centimeter mirrored edge is provided for stretching over bars.   Wrapped and rolled in a tube.
  • Stretched canvas:  A fine-art cotton canvas print, already stretched and ready to hang.

Prints and frames can be customised.  If you need a specific print size, alternative frame type or a different canvas edge wrap colour, please just contact me with the request or make a note in the checkout.  Nothing extra will be charged other than what’s required to make the changes.  The price will be adjusted up or down if the difference is greater than 5%.

International orders:

Please contact me first if you’re considering the purchase of a framed print or stretched canvas from outside Australia.  I can’t easily send large frames overseas, it’s simply not very economical (but not impossible), rolled prints are much easier!

An additional postage charge will be required for all international orders, usually around $40 to $80 Australian dollars, depending on location. Prices shown are exclusive of any international import duties or taxes.




Aussie oak frame
Timber, Australian Oak Frame
Timber frame, detail
Black timber frame (black timber by request)
black frame
Black timber frame
black timber texture
Black timber frame, texture detail
Stretched canvas 60cm
John Hardiman
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