Welcome to the Rangle Tree website. Jack is a photographer, writer, and consultant based in Launceston, Tasmania.
Primarily a fine art photographer. Jack’s work embraces a sense of place, and the eclectic opportunities of Australian country.
Jack uses both digital and film, preferring the flexibility to vary his style.
Reviewed in the Guardian newspaper, his work has been described described as ‘thoughtful and original photography’.
Shortlisted as a finalist in the Art of Photography Podcast Botanical Challenge, his entry was described as “a wonderful use of abstract” by Ted Forbes (the entry was under the old internet handle Silent Star Photos).
Jack’s work has also been included in exhibitions in South Australia, and one of his photos was featured in a WA Tourism promotional video.
Jack is a freelance writer, with published articles in Arena Magazine, for the Australian Association of Social Workers, and other publications.
Very much at the start of his creative writing career, Jack is approaching it with gusto, but still seeks an elusive first fiction publication.
He completed the NaNoWriMo competition in 2016 and 2017.
For his ‘day job’ Jack works in child safety, with a career spanning over 10 years. He is also a student with Monash University. Jack takes an interest in issues of social work, child safety, leadership and politics. This website is primarily to promote Jack’s artistic side of work, so you can find out more about Jack’s professional background on his LinkedIn webpage.
Jack is always happy to collaborate; use the contact section to get in touch if you have a project you think he can help with.
On photography, Jack tends towards the fine art side, in particular landscape and abstract work. He is not a wedding, baby or pet type of photographer.
On writing, Jack writes a mix of genres, but particularly favours science-fiction, fantasy and modern abstract. His style of writing tends towards the dark when it comes to theme.
Once upon a time, Jack saw a tree in the state of Victoria, Australia, close to the coast. Like so many trees in the area, it had been affected over time by exposure to the wind.
Jack was fascinated by the sight.
Rangle is thus short for 'right angle', hence the Rangle Tree.
There is also an informal definition for 'rangle' - 'to range about in an irregular manner'. Jack enjoys the oddities of life, and the definition fits his story, 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
© 2019 Jack Davenport