North & South’s ‘Best Books for Christmas 2011’

North & South. December 2011 Edition. Mike White.

Review ‘Grahame Sydney’s Central Otago’:  This photographic ode to Central Otago from one of New Zealand’s most famous living artists is produced with the unique eye Sydney has for the world around him.

His ability with a camera as well as a brush was clear in the iamges of Antarctica he published in 2008, but this time he’s focused on home, the harsh and haunting Central Otago.  As well as a collection of striking landscapes and portraits, this is an attempt to document a land under threat, a land where development is diluting its impact and beauty.