Moment and Memory: Photographs from the New Zealand Landscape
Craig Potton rose to prominence as a photographer in the late 1980s, with a distinct and original view of the landscape of New Zealand. As a photographer with little interest in a sentimentalised view of the land, he pursued a less compromising and more muscular vision that sought to convey this country’s remarkable landscape in a real light. In the decades since, Craig Potton has become one of New Zealand’s most distinguished landscape photographers, famous for his moody, often dramatic images that signal a deeply felt connection with the wild places of New Zealand. This revised edition of Moment & Memory contains a collection of Craig’s finest photographs, personally selected to give a unique view of the New Zealand wilderness. The images range from lush, intense forest interiors and sweeping seascapes to his famous brooding and powerful images of Milford Sound. The photographs are accompanied by a series of reflective essays and writings that offer insights into the impulses, influences and philosophies that underpin his life and approach to photography, and express his concerns about the ongoing threats to wild nature.
Printed using the latest technology to give the most accurate reproduction of Craig’s photographs, Moment & Memory is a significant book for those with an appreciation of fine photography and a love of New Zealand’s landscape.
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Craig Potton is New Zealand's best known landscape photographer, and a noted conservationist. He is the author of many New Zealand books, including the best-selling New Zealand Aotearoa, Lost in New Zealand, New Zealand's Wilderness Heritage (with Les Molloy), and Craig Potton New Zealand. Craig's profile has increased over recent years, as he has established himself as a TV presenter, with two documentary series on wild rivers and wild coasts screening on prime-time television to widespread acclaim.