Peter’s pictures puts Wicklow in the frame
PAINSTAKING PREPARATION RENOWNED PHOTOGRAPHER LAUNCHES NEW BOOK
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.