Well known Tasmanian landscape photographer Grant Dixon is launching a new book. Grant has been exploring the Tasmanian wilderness for some 40 years and undertaking trips to the mountains in winter for much of that time, capturing images featuring both grand vistas and intimate details of the winter landscape.
Grant says ‘I’m publishing a high quality, hard cover photographic book in the Tasmanian tradition of fine art productions and of using photography to activate awareness of the environment. The book features 89 images, captured over several decades, of the Tasmanian mountain landscape in winter’.
In his foreword, writer and photographer David Neilson states, “this exceptional collection of alpine images clearly reveals Grant’s outstanding artistic vision. ….. The human spirit desperately needs wilderness and Grant’s photos speak to us passionately of that need.“
Grant has organised a pre order crowd fund to print the book. You can buy a copy of the book, please check here for details, and collect in Hobart, or have it posted to you. There are some great images and calendar on offer for people who are able to contribute more.
Why is this book important?
It will offer incredible images from a landscape that few people get to see: the wild mountains of Tasmania in their full winter glory.
It will also be a reminder about how precious these wild landscapes are and the fact that they are at risk. As Grant notes:
‘There is real potential for the Tasmanian alpine environment as we now know it, its ecological communities and its ephemeral snow cover, to disappear under the onslaught of human-induced climate change.
‘My book illustrates the Tasmanian mountains in their winter setting and reflects on whether the places’ biota and frigid scenery will be there in many more decades. I also muse if opportunities for the personal challenge that my trips represent will be maintained, given development threats to wild places regardless of their reserve status.
Bob Brown has offered a perspective on the book: “Grant Dixon’s WINTER LIGHT displays superb photographs of wild and remote Tasmania in its most splendid season. WINTER LIGHT will be taken down time and again from the centre of this wilderness-lover’s bookshelf.”
WINTER LIGHT will be a top quality, hard cover, 30cm x 23.5cm, 120 page, FSC-certified paper, fine art book. It will be available in November 2020.
Order your copy of WINTER LIGHT now, and maybe a second copy as a present for someone, at a pre-publication price. Or bundle it with next year’s WILD TASMANIA calendar, featuring images by both Grant Dixon and Rob Blakers. You can also purchase a large archival print of one of the images from the book.
To pre-order, please check here.