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A fresh look at Aotearoa New Zealand through the lenses of many photographers.

What’s your vision of New Zealand?
An inner-city street in the rain, a campervan under a clear and starry night sky, a high-octane sport or a traffic jam of sheep? This book collects a range of personal views of Aotearoa from photographers, both amateur and professional, along with their thoughts on what makes New Zealand.

When Nikon invited the photographic community to build an image map of the nation online (at iamnewzealand.co.nz) there was an amazing response and many creative and inspiring photographs were posted. This collection offers a range of those that truly say I AM NEW ZEALAND.

All royalties from the sale of this book will go to the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand.


Yum yum yum. It's not often you open a book and get actual goosebumps. I AM NEW ZEALAND is one. Nikon invited the nation's photographic community to build an image map of the country online. Photographers around the country jumped at the chance to capture their bit of paradise, from the tip of Te Paki at Cape Reinga to the Catlins in the deep south. Yes there are spectacular seascapes, deserted wilderness and craggy mountains that we're famous for. But there's also a Cuba Street DJ, two old hippies yarning through a window in Thames, a wet night at Britomart. It's all captured in here in glossy colour and the odd black and white. Each is accompanied by a very few words from the photographers - professionals and amateurs - about what they have captured. At the back each thumbnail has photographic technical detail for the purists. A brilliant and different look at what makes our country unique. A keen photographer, I read through the whole book with my jaw dropped in envy - and wondering if I should switch allegiance from Canon to Nikon. There's no point in buying this beautiful book to send to the rellies overseas. You'll just end up keeping it yourself.

Linda Thompson, NZME Regionals

Loaded with photos by both amateur and professional shutterbugs from across the country I AM NEW ZEALAND presents a snapshot - well, plenty of them actually - of the way we live. Complete with photographers' notes, this book - royalties from which will support the good work of the Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand - is a celebration of the beauty of our little corner of the world.


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Formats & editions

  • Paperback


    October 1, 2018

    Random House NZ

    256 pages

    RRP $45.00

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Aotearoa Through Many Eyes

The story behind I Am New Zealand.