The Deep South: From the Wilds of the South Island to Antarctica - Andris Apse
Landmark book of sensational images from Andris Apse, world-renowned New Zealand photographer.
In his first new book in eight years, Andris Apse showcases some of the wildest and most remote spots of southern New Zealand, from the depths of the wild West Coast to the mostly inaccessible Subantarctic islands and as far south as Antarctica. With his exceptional eye and the skill, planning and patience to wait for the exact right moment, Andris captures stunning landscapes in all their moody magnificence.
As well as nearly 100 images there is also a charming introduction and extended captions by Andris describing some memorable moments while collecting these images, plus lyrical essays by Laurence Fearnley and Dr Hinemoa Elder, on the meaning of some of these wilderness places to them. A very special inclusion is an essay that was gifted to Andris by his dear friend, the late great Keri Hulme, on the Maori perspective on Te Rua o Te Moko/Fiordland.
Of his passion for wild, untamed wilderness places Andris says 'As human beings living on a now crowded planet, we need to know that there are these nature and wildlife sanctuaries. Merely knowing they exist cleanses the soul but also reminds us of the damage we have done to our planet.'