Author(s): Todd Sisson
New Zealand: A photographic journey presents a fresh collection of world-class landscape images that have been captured across the length and breadth of New Zealand by acclaimed landscape photographers Todd and Sarah Sisson during the past decade. Like the countryside that it artfully presents, New Zealand will surprise and delight viewers with the sheer visual diversity and majesty within its pages. Aimed squarely at the tourist market, New Zealand presents a vision of the country that virtually every traveller will identify with. Almost all of the locations in the book are easily accessible, making New Zealand an inspirational travel companion or memento of time spent in New Zealand's great outdoors. New Zealand is a carefully edited selection of the most spectacular images in the Sisson's combined catalogue, spanning both islands, from Cape Reinga to the South Coast. Readers will rapidly appreciate the Sisson's photographic craftmanship, as they have sought out and captured the landscape during those fleeting moments when light, weather and scenery combine to create photographs that transcend the ordinary and expected.
SARAH AND TODD SISSON started photographing the great outdoors in 1997, when they both purchased their first Nikon SLRs while living and travelling in Canada. Their transition to full-time professional photographers came about in 2001 when they opened a commercial photography and video studio, Lighthaus, in Dunedin. In 2007, Sarah and Todd decided to focus their energies on their first photographic love - landscape and nature photography and, consequently, Sisson Photography - sisson.co.nz - fresh New Zealand imagery was born. Todd has published a highly successful instructional e-book, Living Landscapes (2013) - a guide to taking great landscape photos, which has sold tens of thousands of copies. This was followed up, in 2014, with Loving Landscapes - a guide from shooting through to post-production of images written by both Todd and Sarah. Sarah and Todd live in the small village of Alexandra, Central Otago, with their two children, Jack and India.