Chasing the Mountain Light: A Life Photographing Wild Places (Hardcover)
This highly regarded outdoor and landscape photographer shares his most stunning black-and-white images from around the globe, and his adventures in search of them.
Childhood adventures in Australia inspired David Neilson to pursue as a career his twin loves of the mountain realm and photography. He has made multiple expeditions to South West Tasmania, Patagonia, and Antarctica and published critically acclaimed photographic books about each of these places; he has also carried his camera into the Karakoram mountains in Pakistan, and the Alps of Australia, New Zealand, and Europe.
In this oversize volume, Neilson recounts his lifelong quest to capture the mountain light and encourage the preservation of wild places. His spectacular images of jagged peaks, massive glaciers, and hardy wildlife are reproduced as duotones of the highest quality. Seven vertical double-page images invite readers to turn the book sideways to immerse themselves in the mountain heights. Chasing the Mountain Light will delight all lovers of wild outdoor places.
About the Author
David Neilson is an experienced mountaineer and rock climber as well as a wilderness photographer. Based in Australia, Neilson is the author and photographer of four previous books: South West Tasmania: A Land of the Wild, Wilsons Promontory: Coastal Wildness, Patagonia: Images of a Wild Land, and Southern Light: Images from Antarctica.
A rich visual experience. . . Even though Neilson's images can take your breath away, it's the story that pulls them all together, mountain by mountain. There are both stunning mountainscapes and details of the wildlife he found living there that communicate a sense of place.
— Photo Corners
Praise for David Neilson's photography:
"Southern Light is a blast of beauty... Neilson’s animal close-ups are latter-day Audubons – exquisitely observed portraits brimming with character..." —The New York Times
"The stunning beauty of Antarctica has never been celebrated better than in this magnificent big book." —The Examiner
"Neilson was in Patagonia with a photographer's eye, and we are treated to photos that are crafted, taken with a photographer's patience and tenacity to find that perfect perspective and moment." —Michael Bearzi, American Alpine Journal