It’s been a hard couple of weeks for Tasmania, I’ve only been living in Melbourne a few months and it’s been really hard seeing what was happening to great communities and spectacular areas.
I just wanted to go down and help. Being in Melbourne I couldn’t jump in a car and deliver things from north to south, help plan or support fundraising efforts like I have done in the past.
I know that many families down there have just had their physical memories wiped out by losing their family photos. They are still the one thing that many people wish they could have saved out of all their possessions. I’m heartened to see a group of Tasmanian photographers are already mobilising to donate family portraits to help replace photos that can be replaced.
I remember seeing at donation points in Launceston the mountains of goods that were donated after the fires here in Victoria. There are now mountains of donations for Tasmanians too so now I believe donations direct to the Red Cross are going to be the best way to help out. CLICK HERE TO DONATE TO THE RED CROSS BUSHFIRE APPEAL
If you make a donation of at least $50 to the Red Cross Appeal in the next couple of weeks, I will donate a portrait session to you plus your initial 8×12 inch print. Normally the session and print would cost $370 but it will now only cost you as much as your generosity to help those who need it.
Please see if my photography style & work appeals to you and If you wish to purchase additional prints / products you are welcome to, you can see my basic pricing menu here, I’ll also be donating 10% of your order total to the appeal for any orders.
Even if you aren’t interested in having a shoot please think about just donating or sharing this with your friends.
Another way you can help out the affected communities is to visit them. Many tourism operators and small businesses in the area are in need of visitors to help get their communities back up and running. The Tasman Peninsular is a spectacular place, not only for Port Arthur but there are natural wonders as well. Don’t just day trip, look at the ruins and go back to Hobart. Stay a night or two and embrace the peacefulness.
Thanks for reading and I do hope you donate, and maybe take up the session offer but really donating is the important thing.