Fiona Lake Photographer & Writer
Thanks for visiting my website. My name is Fiona Lake and for more than thirty years I've specialised in taking agricultural and rural photos. In particular - photos of Australia's largest cattle stations (ranches), which are the largest in the world.
"Biggest Mobs - Longest Shadows" is a brand new coffee-table style book featuring the iconic cattle stations of the NT's Barkly Tableland.
Some of the photographs in this new book can be seen in the website header, above; and the book cover is below:
This new outback book can now be ordered online, however please note:
- Advance copies are being mailed to overseas addresses straight away, to help ensure pre-Christmas delivery.
- Orders to Australian addresses will be sent out when the main shipment arrives in early December (& be delivered to Australian addresses in plenty of time for Christmas).
- There will be a huge rush of orders from late November up until Christmas Day. So if you want to ensure you are one of the first to receive a copy of "Biggest Mobs - Longest Shadows", it's smart to get in the queue by ordering now, as orders will be mailed out in the order received (with priority given to online orders).
More details on the books, including the latest book, on the Book Contents page.
Quite a few Australian outback cattle stations are 10,000 square kilometres in size and run 20,000 or more cattle. Most still rely on stock horses for mustering and on many, stockcamps are still usual for at least part of the year. Australia is the most urbanised country in the world and because these vast cattle stations are located in remote areas and not open to the general public, accurate, comparative information and authentic photos have been relatively scarce.
More than 800 of the very best of my outback cattle station photos are included in the best-selling coffee-table style books 'Life as an Australian Horseman', 'A Million Acre Masterpiece'; and 'Biggest Mobs - Longest Shadows'. These classic images have been selected from tens of thousands of photographs dating back to 1984, taken on nearly 60 cattle stations. Unique Australian Christmas cards & outback greeting cards are also available, as well as limited edition photographic art.
Visit the 'Testimonials' page to see some of the many comments from purchasers in Australia, North & South America, Canada, New Zealand, Britain, Ireland, Europe etc. You may well see a comment from someone you know.
I have taken photos on Australian outback cattle stations (ranches) since 1984, with the aim of creating a permanent record of our rural culture before unique aspects change substantially or disappear altogether. Most of the largest cattle stations are found across the top half of Australia, a vast region measuring more than 3,000 km north to south and more than 3,500 km from east to west.
Numerous photography exhibitions have been held in capital city and regional locations; opened by a range of people including the Governor General of Australia. Many photographic awards have been won and more recently, photography competitions judged. These include the Meat & Livestock Australia/Australian Women's Weekly photography competition and the International Federation of Agricultural Journalists 'Star Prize for Photography'.
I have written magazine feature stories for sixteen years and travelled throughout Australia and overseas, visiting farms; as well as running photography workshops and public speaking at conferences and other events.
The 'About' page includes more information about me, what I do and why.
The website and Blog now run to more than 400 pages on living, working and visiting the Australian outback. Please use the sitemap and view the blog categories if you are having trouble locating a specific topic.
This is a one-person business. This means you receive personal service but the office is closed for occasional short periods when I'm away. For dates away check this Blog page. Don't hesitate to contact me (details below) if you have any ordering or delivery queries regarding my outback books, cattle station photos or Australian greeting cards.
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