The most successful large format pictorial book over the last decade has been Andris Apse's New Zealand Landscapes. This remarkable work, first published in 1994, has been revised and refreshed. While retaining the current structure and format, every photo has been rescanned to utilise the better digital technology that is now available; the design has been modernised and the overall quality of printing has been raised.
Andris Apse was among the first in New Zealand to use modern wide-format panoramic cameras, and this book is an elegant illustration of how well this format portrays the expansiveness and sense of space that are such potent elements in the New Zealand landscape. These photographs also illustrate Andris Apse's mastery of the camera, built on his ability to combine a high level of technical understanding and skill with a strong aesthetic appreciation of the qualities of light and its play on the land.