Author(s): Barney Brewster
Night photography of New Zealand scenes and landscapes, combined with pithy proverbs and quotes. Featuring rural and suburban settings from around the country, this is the first book of night photos to be published in NZ. As well as full colour moonlight, strong use is made of street lighting, car lights, torchlight and flash. The long exposures involved add some striking effects, especially where movement is concerned. Each image is captioned with an appropriate quote (some from NZ authors), the match being intended to amplify the impact.
Born in New Plymouth, Taranaki in 1955, Barney Brewster has in recent years returned to his hometown. He is married and has two adult daughters. His enthusiasm for photography goes back to his student days in the 1970's. Barney's work has been published by conservation and charitable organisations, but his main career has been in the book trade; he is the owner of Brewster's Rare Books, the author of two non fiction titles and the editor of many others.