The Rangle Tree. Something’s askew, out of kilter, yet in the context of its world fits right in.
Welcome to my website. My name is Jack, and I am a photographer and a writer. This website presents my particular vision of the world, with an emphasis on surroundings, a sense of place, but also leaning towards the abstract and the unusual.
I made this website partly because the key to art is sharing, but also to benefit myself and my creative development. I still feel at the start of this journey, and being able to document my work like this gives me a chance to reflect on my growth as an artist.
Ultimately though, my goal is to encourage and inspire by sharing my vision. In so doing, I’m hoping myself to be inspired and encouraged by what’s out there to see and hear.
Originally from the UK, I live and work in Perth, Western Australia. My day job is in statutory child protection. In many respects, this offers its own opportunities for creative thinking. Despite the difficulties, it’s a rewarding and challenging role.
My career aspirations always involved public service, but over time I became more aware of my creative side. In truth I think that part of me has always been there. As a child I was fascinated by science-fiction and fantasy literature, and that abstract spirit shaped my view of the world in real life. Photography was my first outlet, and has been for several years now, but I’m beginning to branch out into writing and painting. There’s trepidation and anticipation in equal measure for where I’m going to go next.
The word ‘rangle’ means “to range about in an irregular manner” and I think that's me. I’ve been excited by this journey, knowing how far I have come, and how far I’ve got to go. Having the chance to share and dream with others is a great opportunity, and I hope you get something out this website and my work.
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
© 2017 Jack Davenport