Jill and I spent a few hours with Jackie Cox amidst her remarkable creative and landscape photography. It was a symphonic experience of subtle and dramatic textures. The camera they say, cannot lie but in the right hands it can capture a moment in history and create lasting memories.

Jackie Cox - Poppies

Poppy panorama (photo by Jackie Cox)

Jackie Cox: Espectra Photography & Design

by Len Langan

For some reason one recalled Beethoven’s words to a prince who felt that the great composer had not shown him the deference due to his rank. “There are and will be,” he said “a thousand princes but there is only one Beethoven”. The quotation seemed apt in that looking at the wide diversity of Jackie’s work one was inclined to think that there was only one Jackie Cox.

One cannot explain her gift. One can understand the science of photography and be at home with apertures, stops, exposures and filters etc., but capturing exactly the right moment is more than a science, it is a gift. In such gifted hands a camera can capture the summit of a moment, the fleeting second of an atmosphere, and fix a breathtaking memory frozen in time but forever full of warmth.

Jackie Cox - Horseshoe Falls

Horseshoe Falls, Mt Field (photo by Jackie Cox)

Jackie Cox and her daughters Lyn and Sarah are all gifted and their art captures the nature of our island state in many forms. If you seek a photograph or a painting to keep as a worthwhile keepsake of Tasmania or to enhance your interior decorating visit Espectra Photography and Design. They offer free delivery within Australia. You can also email Jackie Cox for more information.

You will love their work because they love Tasmania. In paintings, photographs black and white, sepia and colour right down to basic greeting cards you will find special something and the talent to undertake and fulfill special commissions.

Len Langan lives in Longford with his wife Jill.  They are both passionate about Tasmanian heritage and tourism and things that can be done in this industry. Len writes about Tasmanian history  for both The Courier in Longford and the magazine Sagacity,  and works with Virtuosi taking music to rural areas.

A Note to Think Tasmania from Espectra

You may wonder how we discover so much talent in Tasmania. In this instance, we received a message from Jackie herself.

Jackie had read Len Langan’s articles for Think Tasmania. She lives at Devon Hills, Tasmania and is also extremely interested in Tasmanian history. She is a first generation Tasmanian who married into a Tasmanian family with convict ancestry. She owns a photography business, Espectra Photography and Design, which features her work and that of her two daughters. Recently they developed a Convict/Settlers series featuring historic houses around Longford and Launceston. Some of their images are available for sale at Woolmers, Brickendon, and Brave Art Gallery, Longford.

Jill and Len Langan were happy to meet Jackie and view her work in order to write this review for Think Tasmania. All images displayed are strictly copyright Jackie Cox, Espectra Photography and Design.

Jackie Cox - Espectra

Tasmanian history (photo by Jackie Cox)

Jackie Cox - Convict/Settlers Series

The Convict/Setters series (photo by Jackie Cox)

Jackie Cox - Brickendon

Brickendon (photo by Jackie Cox)

Jackie Cox - Tasmanian History

Tasmanian history (photo by Jackie Cox)

Besides this review, Think Tasmania has also published a giveaway on behalf of Espectra Photography and Design. There’s still time to enter the draw, which closes 5th August 2013, with the hope of winning this magnificent image of Mount Roland.

Jackie Cox - Espectra Photography Giveaway

Mount Roland (photo by Jackie Cox)