My name is Ben Wilkinson and I am from Tasmania, Australia. I am an enthusiast photographer who gets a real buzz out of exploring and capturing the Tasmanian Wilderness.
I am mostly self taught and my knowledge and skills have been gained through reading, listening, experimenting and a strong desire to improve.
I love photography because I find that 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 I can enjoy my surroundings without any other thought, emotion or 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 love the amazing wilderness we have here, right at our back door. I can drive for 15 minutes and be completely surrounded by the bush on Mt Wellington or take a short drive and be on a secluded beach on Bruny Island within an hour.
I have always been fascinated by the works of people like Peter Dombrovskis and Olegas Truchanas. I find inspiration in the dedication they showed for the preservation of Tasmania's wilderness and what they did to create the images that are so iconic and instrumental in their story. These stories provides me with motivation to explore Tasmania for myself and show others what we have and how valuable it is.
My images are a showcase of my view on the landscapes, beautiful scenery and local events held in Tasmania that I have had the pleasure to experience. Experiences I want to share with others.
People say that there are many things we miss out on here in Tasmania and in some respects I agree but I think that it is what we don't have that makes it so unique. For these reasons and many more its important to protect it for the future generations while still sustaining the current one.
I hope you get as much enjoyment from looking at the images as I do taking them.
Thanks in advance for your support and for just having a look,