Hello and thank you for visiting my site. My name is Ben Wilkinson and I am the photographer behind Wilkography.
As a proud Nikon enthusiast representing the company as a lecturer and teacher I am self taught with my knowledge and skill acquired through reading, listening, experimenting and a strong desire to improve my craft. Personally, I get a real buzz out of exploring and capturing the amazing Island I call home, Tasmania.
I love photography because alongside my wife, family and friends, photographing and exploring the Tasmanian wilderness gives me a greater appreciation of life. A simple camera takes me away from it all and allows me to just be, it allows me be caught in a moment where nothing else matters, a moment where I can enjoy my surroundings without any other interference from life.
My appreciation of the Tasmanian outdoors began as a youngster where I spent a lot of time on my grandfather's farm in Fern Tree. I developed a love for the amazing wilderness we have here, right at our back door. I can drive for 15 minutes and be completely surrounded by bush on Mt Wellington or take a short drive and be the only person on a Bruny Island beach, within an hour.
I am fascinated by the works of people like Peter Dombrovskis and Olegas Truchanas because I find inspiration in the dedication they showed for the preservation of Tasmania's wilderness. The lengths they went to create images which are iconic and instrumental in Tasmania's story gives me great motivation to contribute to the awareness of how valuable our natural resources are.
People say there are things we miss out on in Tasmania and in some respects I agree. However this is what makes us different and creates an element of magic that is infectious for those who experience Tasmania.. For these reasons and many more its important to protect the Island for future generations, other than the benefit of our own.
I hope you get as much enjoyment looking at my images as I do creating them.
Thanks for your support and having a look, I hope my site gives you the urge to get out there and experience it for yourself....
Tasmania - God's Country.