Lat­est book looks at NZ’s land­scape

Stratford Press - - News - By ILONA HANNE

From the age of 8, Jane Dove Juneau has had a love of pho­tog­ra­phy. From own­ing her first cam­era, a small Olym­pus point and shoot, when she was a child, she has had a pas­sion for tak­ing pho­to­graphs of the world around her.

Jane, who now lives in Oakura, has trav­elled the world as a pho­to­jour­nal­ist, free­lanc­ing for the Los An­ge­les Times and var­i­ous mag­a­zines at times. She spent many years liv­ing in the Sierra Ne­vada moun­tains in Cal­i­for­nia where she pho­tographed black bears and snow­storms among other things as well as work­ing as edi­tor of a moun­tain-re­sort news­pa­per there.

Over the years Jane has pub­lished sev­eral books, in­clud­ing the well-known The Spirit of Taranaki, which is now on its third print run.

Jane has spent the last decade pho­tograph­ing and ex­plor­ing the coun­try, cap­tur­ing what she calls “the magic” of the coast­line, wildlife and land­scape.

The re­sul­tant pho­tos fea­ture in her lat­est book Na­ture of New Zealand, avail­able now on­line and in book­shops.

Jane says the book will make a per­fect Christ­mas present for any­one in­ter­ested in the land­scape of New Zealand, whether they live in NZ or have vis­ited as a tourist.

“Ev­ery re­gion has its own unique land­scape and the pho­tos show just how dif­fer­ent those

Jane Dove Juneau’s lat­est book is avail­able now from book­sell­ers.

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