Jim Lovell was born in England and emigrated with his family to Tasmania in 1973. Camping holidays on the Freycinet peninsula, and later bush walking expeditions with family and friends, and a camera, lead to a deep appreciation of the uniqueness and beauty of the Tasmanian landscape.

He completed his PhD in astrophysics at the University of Tasmania in 1997 and, with his wife Jenny, spent the next 10 years working in Japan and then Canberra. Now back in Tassie and with two active young kids, Jim is back at UTAS, managing an array of three radio telescopes across the continent that use black holes to measure climate change. Life is busy but there's still time to take photos. Jim's recent work has been focused on capturing the essential elements of the Tasmanian landscape using long exposure techniques.