Artist’s book simply stunning

December 22, 2011
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Grahame Sydney’s Central Otago (Penguin, RRP $95)

A stunning collection of photographs of Central Otago from artist Grahame Sydney provides a new perspective on the beautiful and varied landscape of the region.

Over the last decade, since shifting to live in the heart Central Otago, Sydney has captured the unique beauty, austerity and seasonal extremes of the region known to the first Otago settlers as ‘The Wasteland’.  Wasteland no more, Central Otago retains a vivid sense of the untouched, natural landscape.

In this book, Sydney presents a selection of his favourite images of the region, showcasing its stunning natural beauty to maximum effect.

For more than thirty-five years, Sydney has found his creative inspiration in the landscapes and people of his home province of Otago – and thus his paintings have become inextricably associated with the public perception of the South Island interior and of Central Otago in particular.

A classic for years to come, Grahame Sydney’s Central Otago is a spectacular photographic celebration of the heart of the Otago province.

 

Jillian Allison-Aitken

I come from the other land down under, where men are men, and sheep are nervous. I'm a sub-editor and in the past have been a proof-reader, news editor and web editor. I am also an ex-columnist, and book and software reviewer for the local daily newspaper.I still read. A lot. And surf the web. Also a lot.You'll find a little about both of those pastimes here, and on By George.

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