Peter’s pic­tures puts Wick­low in the frame

PAINSTAK­ING PREPA­RA­TION RENOWNED PHO­TOG­RA­PHER LAUNCHES NEW BOOK

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RENOWNED pho­tog­ra­pher Peter Evers has swapped his in­no­va­tive fash­ion work for pic­tures of Wick­low’s rugged land­scapes.

He may be more as­so­ci­ated with his com­mer­cial fash­ion work and por­traits of fa­mous Ir­ish celebri­ties like Bob Gel­dolf and Colin Far­rell, but Peter’s new book ‘Wick­low Pho­to­graphs’ shows him in a com­pletely new light.

On any given day he could be found at Bray Har­bour in the dead of win­ter pre­par­ing movie lights and toss­ing corn­flakes at swans to get that per­fect pic­ture, or loi­ter­ing around Glendalough in or­der to catch the area in all its beauty.

In­deed, the amount of prepa­ra­tion he had to go through each day he set out on a shoot has stored in­side him an even greater re­spect for the nat­u­ral won­der that is the Gar­den County.

‘Since mov­ing to Wick­low and go­ing out shoot­ing in some­times wretched con­di­tions, I have built a bizarre col­lec­tion of at­tire. Waders for cross­ing rivers, a bright or­ange pon­cho to make me vis­i­ble is case of an acci- dent and to keep me dry, the oblig­a­tory bal­a­clava to keep my head warm and pre­vent the wind from flay­ing my cheeks off, and army boots.

‘I sel­dom wear them all to­gether but when they are the ef­fect is daz­zling. It’s a good thing there is never any­one around to see it.’

The in­au­gu­ral launch of the book by Liz McManus T.D. took place in Tinakilly House and lim­ited prints are avail­able at www.wick­low­pho­tographs.com..

The book fea­tures many stun­ning pho­to­graphs of Wick­low’s wild plains, lakes, rivers, coun­try­side and an­i­mals. With 190 pages and 87 im­ages, ‘Wick­low Pho­to­graphs’ is a rel­a­tive steal at € 45.

It’s avail­able at all good book­shops na­tion­ally as well as on­line at www.wick­low­pho­tographs.com.

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