OVER THE WEEKEND, MY MUM WHO’S 87 SAT DOWN
& READ THE WHOLE BOOK FROM COVER TO COVER,
SHE THOUGHT IT WAS THE LOVELIEST BOOK SHE’S EVER SEEN!
I AM PROUD TO RELEASE MY FIRST BOOK OF THE NEW ZEALAND
LANDSCAPE "LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT".
Available in two versions, this stunning 224 page hardback has been printed to the highest possible standards by New Holland Publishers. Measuring 260mm high x 380mm wide, it's packed with 230 colour photographs, including 42 spectacular double page panoramas, from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island. I personally curated all of the content and layout with numerous pages featuring some of my most iconic gallery prints, to represent the best of my life's work. But almost half of the images are new, released here for the first time.
The collector’s edition differs from the standard hardback which is available in bookstores nationwide (featuring the mountain sunrise "Dappled Dawn" cover). Not only is this edition personally signed by me, it adds a black presentation box to keep it beautifully protected and showcases my hero shot “Jackpot” - a brilliant scarlet tree under a fleeting rainbow, set against a dark brooding sky. Captured with just seconds to spare, driving rain was determined to ruin everything and by the time I had dried my lens enough to pinch another frame, the rainbow and light had already faded!
Accompanying various photographs is background information of how I captured the image and a short narrative about the location. In addition, a "Behind The Scenes" chapter divulges technical data and extended stories, including ‘before and after’ photos, illustrating how the light is so critical. It explains some of the challenges I have faced and boundaries I have pushed, especially in assembling some of my complex composite images for large commercial projects. The word count including introductory essays and stories exceeds 17,000, all of which gives the reader a special insight into this unique portfolio, one which I trust might surprise and inspire for many years to come.
I’ve waited a very long time to bring this to reality and I’ve always maintained that you only get one chance to impress. Booksellers’ shelves are crowded with many landscape titles of New Zealand, but this is an original portrayal with a strong point of difference.
Sold exclusively through my website and galleries, the 1st printing of the collector’s edition is very nearly sold out and a reprint will not be available for several months. Read what people are saying below...