Mountainwatch| Photos and captions Luke Hasaart
Luke Hasaart is a Snowy Mountains local who grew up in Berridale and now lives in Jindabyne. Like most kids who grow up in the mountains, Luke has been skiing since he was a toddler and he was one of the stand-out skiers when the Australian free-skiing scene kicked off in the early 2000s. While he may not spend much time in the terrain park these days, Luke is still a passionate skier, but since picking up a camera a few years ago he sees the mountains in a different light. He worked for Perisher Media in the 2017 winter, shooting action and lifestyle photos for the resort, but his real photographic motivation are the landscapes of the Snowy Mountains and the Monaro.
“Landscape photography definitely interests me the most. Being such a lover of nature and the mountains, I get a great sense of freedom when I’m out there and it’s all just so stunning. There is so much to shoot around here and it’s right in my backyard. From rivers, waterfalls, snow-covered mountains, rugged bush, to Lake Jindabyne, it has so much to offer. The Kosciuszko National Park is massive, and I haven’t even scratched the surface.”
“Photography is pretty addictive, and the kit is slowly growing. I do have a trip coming up in January to Iceland for a month that I’m super excited about, I can’t wait to explore what looks to be a photographer’s dream location.”