The Irenabyss Gallery

The Lens Art of Matt Brain

Filed Under: Landscape

Alaska Images

I have finally published some of the Alaska images from last July’s Alatna expedition with John Mclaine and Pete Culhane. This is only a small set of the images and at some point I will upload some of the video footage. Click here to see. ... Read more


The Maidens. Arrigetch Peaks, Brooks Range. Alaska.

The Maidens. Arigetch Peaks.

The twin spires of the spectacular Maidens are one of the highlights of the Arrigetch Peaks in the central Brooks Range. A mecca for climbers the granite walls were first scaled by a group comprising Charles Loucks, Michael Westmacott, Sally Westmacott and Robley Williams Jr. in July 1964. Mike Westmacott was one of the supporting crew ... Read more


Casuarina of Tasmania

The she-oak (Casuarina) have always been a favourite tree of mine – the sound of soft wind though branchlets and aroma takes ones mind straight to the open forests behind the east coast beaches. We have nearly completed planting 141 Tasmanian natives from Sally at the lovely Habitat Plants under Dry’s Bluff behind Liffey including 16 Casuarina. ... Read more


Australia Peak in the Arrigetch

Finally back at some photos (we have been busy planting native Tasmanian plants; 90 in the ground, 41 to go!). In the middle of the Arrigetch Peaks are two high points named Australia Peak and Tasmania. After carefully pouring over the maps and descriptions of Arrigetch Rock Climbs I am confident of why they were ... Read more