Richard Morecroft is perhaps best known in Australia for his work in television over the last twenty-five years, particularly anchoring the ABC nightly news and presenting wildlife documentaries. In his private time though, Richard has been taking photographs which reflect his fascination with the natural environment.
For some years he has used a vertical format for his images of the landscape, exploring a cross-section of the elements in each location, from detail to distance. These vertical portraits offer an alternative to the convention of landscape as a broad, horizontal view. The photographs celebrate the recurring patterns and formative influences of the natural world - a vision of the environment where every element, large and small, is recognised as significant. From details of texture, structure and pattern, through to the larger vistas beyond, the complex resonance of wild places is a constant source of inspiration.