Photographer and Author: Edward Stokes
Publisher: The Photographic Heritage Foundation with Hong Kong University Press, 2010
Format: Hardback, 255mm x 280mm, 176pp.
Hong Kong Nature Landscapes presents a retrospective of Edward Stokes’ strongest Hong Kong photos, taken between 1993 – 2003. Follow him as he captures near and remote parts of the territory’s natural setting.
Hong Kong Nature Landscapes explores the countryside’s memorable regions: Hong Kong Island, the Northeastern New Territories, Kadoorie Farm and Botanic Garden, the Outlying Islands, and the Wilson Trail. Each region is portrayed with images of its features. Especially memorable are Stokes’ photos of Lamma Island’s superb landscape. His essays reveal Hong Kong’s landscapes, human stories, natural history, and ecology.
The book will inspire all those interested in landscapes, nature or photography. Notes on Hong Kong’s natural history add to the book. Edward Stokes’ feel for light, and his visual and technical mastery of landscape photography, enrich the images. Photo commentaries – detailed yet accessible – add technical know-how to the book.
Hong Kong Nature Landscapes shows the countryside with superb images. The book will be treasured by all who appreciate nature and fine photography.
In few other South China regions are hills and sea blended in such dramatic grandeur. And in few other places do impressive natural beauty, superb landscapes and diverse ecology exist so very close to a bustling metropolis.
At The Foreign Correspondents’ Club Hong Kong book launch, Edward Stokes signs copies of Hong Kong Nature Landscapes.