Owen Hughes Photography

WEN HUGHES was born at St. Marys, Tasmania. He was raised on a small East Coast farm and developed a great love of nature and people. Owen began photography as a hobby, but faced by the rural depression of the 1960s he gambled on a full-time career. He established a business in Launceston in 1969 but was forced to photograph his subjects in natural surroundings because he could not afford a studio. Owen now believes this was a blessing in disguise because he developed an innovative style. It is not surprising that he has become well known for his landscapes which have earned national acclaim. Owen Hughes is clearly Tasmania's premier photographer. His accolades include:

  • Tasmania's first Master of Photography and Australia's seventh.
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Professional Photographers.
  • Australian Landscape Photographer of the year.
  • Australian Portrait Photographer of the year.
  • Australian Wedding Photographer of the year.

This site presents Owen's work in the two areas for which he is best known:

  • as an artist of exceptional instinctive talent
  • as a highly skilled and respected commercial photographer

Of all Owen's varied work, his favourite is wedding photography. As a person with a great love for Tasmania and Tasmanians, he values the unique opportunity that his work as a wedding photographer provides to create a record of that special day in the lives of the people who make up his community.

Although Owen is a nationally acclaimed photographer who has captured the beauty of Australia in all its moods, we have chosen to represent his artistic output by presenting images of his beautiful and unique home state, Tasmania. This is offered in two broad areas:

Prints and publications can be ordered directly from Owen.

If you have any queries, comments or suggestions, we'd love to hear from you.


Owen Hughes Photography
17 Elizabeth Street
Launceston Tasmania 7250 Australia
Telephone: (03) 6331 1481
Fax: (03) 6331 1483
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