December 30th, 2011 – Falls Festival – Marion Bay, Tasmania

Falls Fever // It’s that time again, Tasmania!

Jumping for Joy // Falls Fest is almost here.

Having had the privilege of documenting every Falls Festival ever held in Tasmania I am really starting to get amped for this years event. Just had a little “jumping for joy” moment realising it’s so close. See you at Marion Bay.

Andrew Stockdale of Wolfmother likes to jump around. Marion Bay Falls Festival 2009

Candid engagement photography // Sarah & David – to have & to hold

Was chuffed to be able to capture some candid moments at Sarah & David’s cosy engagement bash at Meadowbank Estate, in Tasmania’s Coal River valley.

Sarah & David – To Have & To Hold from Thomas Moore – Photographer .

Thanks for an awesome day Sarah & David.


holding 'Ralphs Bay Twilight' - portrait photo ©2011 Jon Jarvela -

As a surfer, an oceanographer, and a Tasmanian I’m passionate about our coasts and oceans. Late last year I was really chuffed to be able to take part in the “Oceans of Art” event, donating a large canvas print featuring Ralphs Bay. “Ralphs Bay Twilight” was captured on June 22, 2010, the day the Tasmanian Government announced the Bay would be spared from canal estate development.

The Oceans of Art event auctioned off works including sculpture, painting, furniture design, photography and works on paper from artists such as renowned craftsman and Living Treasure Kevin Perkins, State Architect Peter Poulet, favourite local printmakers Madeleine Goodwolf, Mandy Renard and Michael Schlitz, wilderness photographer Rob Blakers, and exciting painters Tricky Walsh and Bobby-z Lambert.

I was honored to be involved and to support Environment Tasmania’s ocean conservation work via Ocean Planet.