IF YOU CAN’T GET OUT AND EXPERIENCE THE BEAUTY OF
NEW ZEALAND – BUY THE BOOK. IT’S THE NEXT BEST THING.
I AM PROUD TO RELEASE MY FIRST BOOK OF THE NEW ZEALAND
LANDSCAPE "LOOKING FOR THE LIGHT".
This is a deluxe hardback collector’s edition, comprising 224 pages 260mm high x 380mm wide, all printed to the highest possible standards by New Holland Publishers. Packed with 230 colour photographs from Cape Reinga to Stewart Island, 42 are spectacular double page panoramas, chosen to represent the best of my life’s work. Selecting unique views from many of my favourite places, I have carefully curated all of the content and layout (keeping it to the page limit from my extensive image library has not been easy!) Whilst numerous pages feature some of my most iconic gallery prints, almost half of the images are new, released here for the first time.
This collector’s edition differs from the standard book (which will be available in bookstores nationwide.) In addition to being personally signed by me, the collector’s edition features an exclusive jacket with my epic new release “Jackpot” - a brilliant scarlet tree under a fleeting rainbow, set against a dark brooding sky. I captured this scene in Central Otago’s Nevis Valley with just seconds to spare - driving rain was determined to ruin my efforts and by the time I had cleared my lens to pinch a second frame, the rainbow 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 creating some of my complex composite files 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 will surprise, inspire, and be treasured for generations.
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. And I believe this does. Whilst booksellers’ shelves are crowded with many pictorial titles of New Zealand, this is an original portrayal with a strong point of difference.
Available exclusively through my website and galleries, this collector’s edition represents tremendous value at only $79.95 incl. GST, so secure yours today!