About Thomas Ryan Photography

This major photographic project documents 20th Century Modernism throughout Tasmania. Join me, Thomas Ryan, on a photographic journey as I document Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism through the camera lens. Art Deco, Inter-war, Post War, Brutalism,are just some of the styles I document in this fascinating period in Tasmania's built history.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Hobart LINC - State Library of Tasmania Mid 20th Century reflections


Gale force winds meant awesome weather for photography! Clouds play a large part in my photography when shooting architecture. I always marvel at this mid 20th century glass curtain wall design classic - its always reflecting clouds and sky, and it looks as new as the day it was built - Hobart LINC (State Library of Tasmania).

"Brutalism // The Empty Room"


This cool example of Brutalist architecture is a car park built in the early 1980s.  There are many interesting features of this design including natural skylights, staircases and off form concrete. 

Monday, June 1, 2015

The first Day of Winter - Holyman House Launceston


My first photograph of what is offically the first day of winter. The air is crisp, the light is golden, its a top of 10c and there is wonderful architecture to photograph!

Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Brisbane Mayor 2015 People's Choice Finalist


Exciting News: I am in the final pool for the People's Choice Awards for the Brisbane Lord Mayor's 2015 Photographic Awards for the image "The Tunell" some Brutalism period eye candy! Of the 421 entries 14 were selected for the People's Choice Awards. Vote here: http://www.lmpa.brisbane.qld.gov.au/tunell
Your support would be greatly apprecited!

Friday, March 27, 2015

Concrete Cathedral // Hobart


Check out the entire "20th Century Tasmanian Modernism proejct photography proejct on my website at http://www.tryanphotos.com/Projects/Tasmania/Index

Monday, March 16, 2015

Art Deco Tasmania - Streamline in the autumn


Wonderful crisp autumn weather for making photos of streamline Art Deco in Tasmania!

Friday, January 16, 2015

Where is this building in Tasmania?

What building in Tasmania is this wonderful detail from? Any guesses?


Sunday, January 11, 2015

Industrial Art Deco Launceston


1930s Industrial Tasmania. I love it when the elements come together to help create an image with impact - nice side lighting and some clouds and the blue sky contrasting against the red brick. It's one of the earlist examples of Art Deco architecture in the city. Check out other industrial architecture in Tasmania I've been documenting for my project "Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism" project http://www.tryanphotos.com/Projects/Tasmania/Industrialtas/

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

The Staircase Project - Staircases /// Sculpture

I headed out to capture staircases for my project "Staircases" This one is from the 1970s - Totally love the curves going on, the timber texture - staircases are sculpture!  Check out the entire project in higher resolution on my website http://www.tryanphotos.com/Stairs/n-qB2fn/

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Henty House Government Offices - Launceston



Some fresh edits of this landmark Brutalist building in Launceston.  Check out my new gallery on my website I've dedicated to photographs I've taken of Henty House http://www.tryanphotos.com/Projects/Tasmania/Henty-House/


Saturday, December 20, 2014

The Brick Stack - 1960's Tasmania.


Part of my ongoing project documenting "Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism" 1000+ images and growing:) check the project out on my website http://www.tryanphotos.com/Projects/Tasmania/Index  I really love showing the qualities of a building that often are not seen when passing by.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Tasmanian 1950s Suburbia


Tonight's fresh edit - "Tasmania 1950s suburbia" This forms part of my photography project photographing Tasmanian 20th Century Modernism. Check out the project on my website http://www.tryanphotos.com/Projects/Tasmania/Index

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Open House Hobart #14 - "The Underground Bunker"


You never know what you might find lurking under the street. I love the brickworking happening here.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Open House Hobart #8


An art deco period gargoyle watches over the Hobart skyline, with the former Art Deco Hydro Electric Commission in the background.