Peter's World

"Lost World"

"Words fail to describe the exotic beauty & diversity of the landscape at Te Hapu, on the west coast of the South Island (approx 50km south of Farewell Spit). Not only is it incredibly unique & remote, but it keeps surprising you with different views around every corner. I first learned about it after seeing a newspaper advertisement in a hut up the Cobb valley, but it took me 5 years before I actually got around to going there, how silly was I? Aside from stunning groves of nikau sitting on a idyllic stretch of coastline,  the limestone geology has created incredible rock formations that defy description. I captured this image soon after we first arrived, luckily we had just enough time to reach this beach as the sun popped out of the cloud & this all too brief show was on, but only for a couple of minutes. An absolute paradise, it felt as if we had entered a lost world."

Also available as a carefully crafted Fuji Flex print, the ultimate photographic print process that is available. This is face-mounted under True Vue 99% U.V. conservation clear acrylic & mounted onto Di-Bond for a modern, frameless look. The incredibly fine detail & impact that is portrayed with these is astounding & forms part of a stunning new range of imagery.

Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic Medium Format Camera + Schneider Kreuznach 35mm blue lens

3 frames stitched together to achieve maximum detail & clarity

Exposure: 1/100 sec @ f11 ISO 400

Location: Te Hapu, Golden Bay

Limited Edition: 150 prints (total all sizes), individually numbered, personally signed & certified

Year of Release: 2023

Printer: Peter personally prints all his 100% cotton-rag paper & archival canvas on an HP Z9+ PS printer (9 colour "Vivera" archival pigment inkset, giclée process)

Print Permanence: >250 years indoors (paper & canvas prints), as tested on HP Z9+ printer by Wilhelm Research Institute, California

Copyright: Peter Latham 2023

“When Peter delivered our pieces, we couldn't believe the incredible detail. The images on his website - impressive as they are - really didn't do our prints justice!“