I was first introduced to wooden boats as a baby at around 6-months of age. My parents owned a Wilson Bros built gaff called Cygnet, in which we used to race on the River Derwent and cruise down to the D’Entrecasteaux Channel in the summer.
So I guess the bug bit early, though its mostly manifested itself through my photography, especially since I released Old Sea Dogs of Tasmania back in 2013.
Since then I’ve spent over a decade documenting the wooden boat culture here in Tasmania, spawning many different projects and publications.
Below are some of my favourite images from this ongoing series.