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Arts and ReviewsJoanne Eisemann
‘Cosy Lamb’ by Steven French

‘Cosy Lamb’ by Steven French


FOR THE month of September a selection of photographic works by Steven French will be on display at Pixels, Deloraine’s digital art gallery located in the Deloraine Online Centre.

Steven French is a semi-retired Tasmanian farmer, photographer and writer. He lives at Whitemore, where his family have been farming since 1865. His grandchildren now make seven generations on the same property.

His photographic career began as a rural photographer working for mainly for Tasmanian Country and Stock and Land. During this time Steven’s photo captions kept getting bigger and bigger until he was writing more than photographing. He finished up being employed for several years solely as a journalist.

In 1978 Steve and his wife opened Reflections Photographic Studio which went on to become the largest photographic studio in the state. Steven is a former runner-up for the Tasmanian Professional Print of the Year Award and took out the People’s Choice Award in the same year.

In more recent times Steven has worked as a photographer/journalist/editor for several glossy publications. During the early 2000’s he was publisher/editor of Tasmanian Life Magazine. In 2010 he photographed and wrote the book Hand Made in Tasmania which was
on the state’s best seller list for several weeks.

Steven’s work has been published widely throughout Australia and overseas. He has had several solo photographic exhibitions and been part of group exhibitions on the mainland. His work has also been hung at the prestigious Menzies Gallery in Melbourne.

Photo | Steven French