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Sex of Nature

10 September, 2019 - 28 September, 2019

10 – 28 September 2019

Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 11am to 3pm
admission: Free

…invokes feelings of loneliness and awe…

Sex of Nature is a photographic series exploring areas of wilderness, seemingly untouched by human beings. The stark and isolated landscapes of Thomas K Lee’s work invokes feelings of loneliness and awe, and the notion that the natural environment is harsh and unforgiving.

The series contrasts the differing geographic elements and landscapes of Mustang, Nepal, and Tasmania, Australia. The ensuing photographs capture the essence of nature in both Nepal and Tasmania.

Lee captures the wide and deep ancient forests of the Tasmanian landscape, conveying a feminine energy. The Mustang land of Nepal is mountainous, bare and dry, carrying more of a masculine energy.

The overall series is an exploration of the many different surfaces and moments that are situated on earth at any time.

Thomas K Lee is a South Korean photographer based in Melbourne.

In 2008, Lee moved to Tasmania. Having observed the untouched beauty of the state, he was inspired to preserve the ancient forests, alpine ranges, pristine coastline and serene lakes in his photographs. Through his work he seeks to share and protect the images of the pure, natural environment.

In 2014, Lee decided to pursue photography in a professional capacity. He moved to Melbourne with his family to formally study photography at RMIT.

Lee is currently undertaking a Master of Photography at RMIT, while working as a commercial photographer. His photography captures the essence of nature. He aims to raise money selling fine art images and photo books of the Tasmanian landscape, donating funds to preserve the wilderness.

Thomas K Lee is always on the hunt to distill the essence of wilderness in all its majesty, into a single shot.


10 September, 2019
28 September, 2019
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fortyfivedownstairs gallery
45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne, Victoria 3000 Australia
03 9662 9966
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03 9662 9966


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