COLD - SAILING TO ANTARCTICA
The bestseller (reprinted twice) on a 2 month sailing trip all the way
from South America to South Africa, past some of the most spectacular places on
Antarctica has become the subject of countless photographic books. But
this one stands out from the crowd. (...) Dutch photographer Thijs Heslenfeld
has succeeded where I feel others have failed. Cold isn't a sugar-coated
portrait of the continent; it looks bleak, capricious and genuinely wild. (...)
I've never been lucky enough to go to Antarctica, but after seeing this book, I
feel I've got a little bit closer.
Wanderlust Magazine, UK
Cold' is a triumph. (...) His images have a subtle wonder, an element of
danger, that almost mystical element, which is present in the early photographs
of Polar exploration, exemplified by Frank Hurley, official photographer on
Shackleton's ill-fated 1914 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition.
...one of Europe's most accomplished travel photographers...
..Every step of the journey is visualised with brilliant photography. The book
has few words - it really doesn't need them. What we are treated with is a
collection of shots that show life and death, pleasure and pain, beauty and the
beast. We see terrific action on board the ship, superb baron landscapes,
wildlife. The photography is technical perfect, the images are stunning.
Even if you have no desire to go to the edges of the world, or normally get enthused
about travel books, here's one that will probably make a difference. Highly
Who would have thought the cold could be so beautiful? In this stunning
collection of images, Thijs Heslenfeld has created a portal to a land only
intrepid souls venture to, and he's done it with creative flair and a sensitive
The Sea Magazine, UK
Cold is a successful book. It is beautiful; the images are simply stunning.They
present a slightly unusual view of Antarctica, unusual in that they don't offer
up photos of fluffy penguins, nor do they conform to the uniformity of the
stark images used to depict global warming.
Professional Photographer, UK
Packed with striking images of everything from the boats Heslenfeld sailed in
and crew who manned them to towering icebergs and breathtaking wildlife shots,
this hardback is a source of delight and inspiration.
Digital Photographer Magazine, UK
A superb photobook!
Traditional Boats & Tall Ships Magazine, UK
Published by Oost West Thijs Best, English txt, hardcover, 188 pages,
ISBN 9789081247016, price € 34,50
'Cold' is available from amazon.co.uk,
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(Belgium). Please note some of these sites will tell you the book is in Dutch. That is not correct; all text is in
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