Welcome to my website. My name is Jack, and I am a photographer, writer, and consultant based in Launceston, Tasmania.
Primarily a fine art photographer. my work embraces a sense of place, and the eclectic opportunities of Australian country.
I use both digital and film, preferring the flexibility on offer to vary my style.
Reviewed in the Guardian newspaper, my work has been described described as ‘thoughtful and original photography’.
Shortlisted as a finalist in the Art of Photography Podcast Botanical Challenge, my entry was described as “a wonderful use of abstract” by Ted Forbes (my entry was under my old internet handle Silent Star Photos, appearing at 8.34 on the video).
My work has also been included in exhibitions in South Australia, and one of my photos was featured in a WA Tourism promotional video.
Very much at the start of my creative writing career, I am approaching it with gusto. I maintain a blog, with various forays into observations on literature, creative writing and short stories.
I completed the NaNoWriMo competition in 2016 and 2017.
For my ‘day job’ I work in child protection, with a career spanning over 10 years. I am also a student with Monash University. I take an interest in issues of social work, child protection, leadership and politics. This website is primarily for my artistic side of work, so you can find out more about my child protection work on my LinkedIn webpage.
I’m always happy to collaborate; use the contact section to get in touch if you have a project you think I can help with.
On photography I tend towards the fine art side, and in particular landscape and abstract work. I’m afraid I am not a wedding, baby or pet type of photographer.
On writing, I write a mix of genres, but particularly favour science-fiction, fantasy and modern abstract. My style of writing tends towards the dark when it comes to theme.
Once upon a time, I saw a tree in Victoria. Bent at a 90 degree angle, I was fascinated by the sight. Rangle is thus short for 'right angle', hence the Rangle Tree. I also saw a definition for 'rangle' - 'to range about in an irregular manner'. I enjoy the oddities in life, so the name stuck.
Many of the photos on this website have been taken in Australia. This author acknowledges and pays respect to the traditional owners of the land on which these photographs were taken, and respecting their spiritual relationship with their country. The author also acknowledges that their cultural and heritage beliefs are as important to living Aboriginal people today as they were for their ancestors.
All photos are my property and no reproduction or use of any kind is allowed without permission
© 2018 Jack Davenport