Book: Chasing the Mountain Light – David Neilson

Book: Chasing the Mountain Light – David Neilson

Australian photographer David Neilson’s life-long quest, chasing the mountain light, has resulted in this striking collection of 150 black & white landscape and wildlife images from South West Tasmania, Patagonia, Antarctica, Karakoram and the Australian, New Zealand, and European Alps. The text describes the author’s early mountaineering activities and his evolving interest in photographing wild places and their conservation.

Hardcover, 305 mm x 325 mm, 264 pages, 190 black & white photos reproduced in duotone, 8 vertical double-page images viewed by turning the book sideways, 50,000 word text, 5 maps. ISBN 978-0-9872980-1-0 RRP Available from Snowgum Press.

DAVID NEILSON is the photographer and author of four previous books. South West Tasmania: A Land of the Wild highlighted the threatened wilderness of ­western Tasmania. Wilsons Promontory: Coastal Wildnesscelebrated the beauty of one of Australia’s foremost national parks. Patagonia: Images of a Wild Land drew on his climbing expeditions to the southern ­Andes and his most recent book, Southern Light:­ Images from Antarctica, was the result of six journeys to the ­Antarctic. 
In 1990 and 2004 he received Antarctic Arts Fellowships from the Australian Antarctic Division that enabled him to spend two summers taking photos in East Antarctica. In 2021 he was one of four Antarctic Arts Fellows to be featured on a set of Australia Post stamps. 

David Neilson on Erith Island, Tasmania. Photograph by David Tatnall.
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David Tatnall is a Melbourne based fine art photographer.

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  1. Mark Darragh at 6:14 am

    I can thoroughly recommend recommend David’s book to anyone interested in wilderness photography, as well as those interested in bushwalking and climbing. The photographs are stunning and the life-time of journeys that David has undertaken and captured in mountain ranges across the globe is truly remarkable.

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