Fiona Lake Photographer & Writer
Thank you for visiting my website. My name is Fiona Lake and for more than 25 years I have specialised in taking photos on and writing about Australia's largest cattle stations. These cattle stations ('ranches') are the biggest in the world. Quite a few 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 information and authentic photos have always been relatively scarce.
Nearly 500 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'. 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 book 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. Distant outback photography trips are paid for by sales of my books, cards, photos and magazine features.
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'.
This year I also commenced working for Quadrant (Agtour), Australia's largest farm tour business. Tour leader Kerry Moss and I travelled with a group of farmers to Ireland and the United Kingdom from late August until late September 2013. For nearly four weeks we laughed, ate and talked our way around farms and famous sights. We also had nine special guests to dinner at Bath; all from England & Wales, arranged via Twitter. There were many memorable aspects of the trip, but top of the list for me is the great group of people we travelled with, and the farmers we met. More details on this interesting trip are on this Blog page. Photographs and more information will eventually be added to the blog.
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 because there is a shortage of specific, reliable, first-hand information and personal views. Please use the sitemap and view the blog categories if you are having trouble finding specific information. Unfortunately I don't have the administrative resources to respond to enquiries for general outback information and most queries are answered somewhere on the website anyway. However I do make every effort to find some time to help all who have generously supported the ongoing recording of life in Australia's remote regions, by purchasing. So if you are an existing customer and have some general queries, please email them to me along with a mention of what you bought and when, and I'll do my best to make the time to reply.
Twitter and LinkedIn are the social media accounts I use most often. I also have Facebook, YouTube & Pinterest accounts but these are used much less frequently. Further information on these accounts is on this Blog page.
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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