Author(s): Geoff Mackley
SPECIAL PRICE Tsunamis, cyclones, hurricanes, typhoons, tornadoes and erupting volcanoes are a source of terror to most people, but to fearless photographer Geoff Mackley they are 'the greatest show on earth'. Whenever such disasters occur - practically anywhere on earth - he will be one of the first people on the scene.
This autobiography tells his remarkable story.
In the last two decades, Christchurch-born Mackley has carved out a reputation as a leading international filmmaker and photographer of extreme natural disasters. His film footage regularly leads news broadcasts on CNN and other worldwide networks. His incredible exploits were the subject of the major 2004 Discovery Channel series Dangerman, numerous other television shows have featured his efforts to get 'the best shot', and he has been written up in more than forty magazine and newspaper stories.
In this autobiography, Geoff Mackley tells his remarkable story - from growing up in New Zealand to becoming an international TV celebrity - to leading writer John McCrystal.
The large-format work includes many of Mackley's most daring and brilliant photographs, and the stories of how he got them.
In December and January 2005, Geoff Mackley and TV news reporter Bob McNeill were among the first international media to reach many of the areas hit by the Asian tsunami. Mackley's rare and amazing photos of the devastation in Thailand and Banda Aceh, and his harrowing first-hand stories, will bring this book right up to the moment. First published December 2006.
Geoff Mackley is a critically acclaimed adventure cameraman. He is a regular contributor to worldwide news organizations and documentaries. He also stars in the Discovery Channel series, Dangerman.