Rainforest Country: An Intimate Portrait of Australia's Tropical Rainforest
Stanley Breeden and Kaisa Breeden
For more than twenty years Kaisa and Stan Breeden have lived in the rainforest of northeast Queensland and seen its wonders unfold. The rainforest is also where they developed and refined their photographic techniques. This book is their intimate and affectionate portrait of Australia's tropical rainforest and its variety of life.
Using artistic and technical skills gained through many years' experience and experimentation, the Breedens continue their quest to capture nature as a contemplation. The mystery and beauty of the wet tropics are brought to life in this digital dossier of one of Australia's greatest natural treasures. As the Breedens explore the legacy of the Gondwana forests - the remaining strip of tropical rainforest between the Coral Sea and the Great Driving Range - their pictures and text join to evoke wonder and learning.
The Breeden's inventive photographic techniques combine focus stacking, HDR and macro panoramas, creating visions of great depth, texture and clarity. Some subjects are the result of the combination of 25 or more photographs. Capturing the rainforest at its most vivid, this is an exceptional and uplifting exploration of Australia's tropical rainforest.
About the Authors:
Stanley Breeden began photography as a teenager in the late 1950s. He has published books on Australian and Indian wildlife and has contributed to most major English-language nature magazines. Stan has been the recipient of two Emmy Awards for his work as a documentary maker with National Geographic.
Kaisa Breeden is a third-generation artist who is captivated by the mastery of digital photography and fine art printing. Since convincing her husband Stan to go digital, the pair have specialised in macro nature photography using natural light.
Dimensions: H 30.5cm x W 26.3cm x D 2.7cm
Publisher: Fremantle Press
Publication Date: 2012
Number of Pages: 240