ABC Books, November 2013. 240 pages, oblong format, hard cover, dustwrapper, colour photographs.
Lake Eyre, at the centre of Australia is a paradox, at once hostile and inviting, by turning a pitiless salt plain into a riot of colour and pattern. Its beauty, mystery and astonishing variety are captured in this beautiful book.
For a number of years photographer Peter Elfes travelled to the Lake Eyre region, documenting the people, the landscape, the floods, the animals and wildlife. His spectacular images re-define landcsape photography, taking it into the realm of art. Where others have only found an unchanging Australian desert, Peter’s lens reveals the spectrum of colours, the dramas and infinite changes which countless artists and writers have sought to explain. Accompanied by text by renowned author and critic, Peter Timms, this is Australia as you’ve never seen it before, a strange and intoxicating land which occasionally becomes a green desert.