© Rosie Hastie
Based in Hobart and servicing the state of Tasmania, I work on all things commercial, small business, portrait and everything in between. I have extensive experience shooting for large international conglomerates and fastidious art directors and this knowledge translates easily into shooting a wide genre of photographic disciplines.
Images speak louder now than ever before with our senses bombarded with information at an unprecedented rate. Having cutting edge imagery to tell your story goes a long way in putting your brand, your product or yourself out there and above the noise.
I’m originally from Sri Lanka, coincidentally almost the same size as Tasmania, with natural beauty to match. My photographic journey started there in 1999 as a script writer and producer in TV documentaries and moved solely onto stills a few years later. However, my appreciation for nature and the beauty that surrounds our everyday started much earlier as I was lucky to have spent a large part of my childhood in the highlands of Sri Lanka, growing up on a tea plantation. Little did I know then but it certainly did prepare me for Tassie weather!
Since 2009 I’ve successfully run my own photographic business, growing my clientele along the way and being recognized as a photographer who can deliver consistently to a brief. Apart from Sri Lanka I’ve also worked in the region, with shoots completed in India, Bangladesh and the Maldives. An area of specialty was shooting for the luxury hospitality market in South Asia and the documentary of post conflict resettlement and recovery in Sri Lanka, two areas at polar opposites to each other.
My wife and I wanted a change in our lives and along with our then 3 year old daughter, moved to Tasmania in 2019. We put aside established careers and have had to start afresh but it’s been a challenge that has been fruitful in many ways. Tassie is home and I look forward to working with more local businesses and contributing to this stunning state.
When I’m not working I’m a full time chef and chauffeur to a discerning 5 year old. I’m also usually the slowest descender at the local mountain bike park; trails so good I just like to make them last longer. I teach photography and video at a design school and coach a gaggle of 12 year old girls to row; experiences that are both enriching and rewarding.
As for the name Devaka Seneviratne – yes it is a tongue twister but all you need to do is say Dave and save yourself the trouble.
Work with me
I usually get back within the day to any inquiries. Looking forward to getting to know you and working on your project