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Notebook - West Plaza - Nature Boy: The Photography of Olaf Petersen

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This beautiful art notebook has unlined pages, a hard cover, and an interesting exposed binding, with a cool retro design and quote by photographer Olaf Peterson – “It’s not the Camera but the person behind the Camera.” Perfect for writing or sketching your ideas!

A beautiful art notebook with unlined pages, hard cover, and interesting exposed binding features photography by Olaf Peterson.

Olaf Petersen is one of New Zealand’s finest nature photographers, documenting our country’s landscape and its people. Nature Boy features 60 extraordinary images; from the birds, sea, trees and wind-rippled sand on Auckland’s west coast beaches, to the flora and fauna from the far north to Stewart Island.

Born in Swanson to a Swedish mother and a Danish father, award-winning photographer Olaf Petersen (1915-1994) was one of Aotearoa New Zealand’s finest nature photographers, yet few are familiar with his captivating work.

Olaf's minimal photographs draw you into an unchaotic natural world, revealing a profound and comforting beauty. They invite you to embrace the simplicity of this beauty, but in doing so pose questions about its fragility.

This is a great takeaway memento from our exhibition - Nature Boy features his very best competition prints, with 60 extraordinary images Olaf captured between the 1930s and 1980s. These images are from our Museum Collection and show his love and regard for nature – from the birds, sea, trees and wind-rippled sand of Auckland’s west coast beaches, to the flora, fauna and landscapes of the Hauraki Gulf and beyond.

Size: 18 x 13 x 2 cm

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