From its dramatic and unspoiled coastline, tumbling rivers, hanging woods and bleak moorlands, to picturesque villages and contour-hugging farms, seen through the seasons Exmoor offers a picture of unending variety. From his base at the heart of the Moor, international-award-winning photographer Peter Hendrie has spent years capturing Exmoor in its many moods. But now, uniquely, he presents his vision in a series of stunning images in large-scale panoramic format. For the first time in published form, his exceptional work is displayed in a book made to fit the image rather than - as is so often the case - the other way round.The depth and quality of each picture is realized superbly in this mouth-watering volume, perhaps the most stunning ever to appear on this incomparable place. Yet the genius of Peter Hendrie is to go beyond the merely attractive or simply photogenic: in 70 works of photographic art he captures the true essence of each of his subjects with an understanding and sympathy that only a man of the Moor can bring. Every magnificently presented image conveys the real passion he feels for the place he calls home.
Peter Hendrie has worked in the hospitality industry for nearly thirty years, the last two decades being spent at the Exmoor White Horse Inn, Exford, which houses his renowned gallery of Exmoor photographs. A photographer of international reputation, he has published two previous books with Halsgrove. In 2006 he won the Iconic Category in the prestigious Travel Photographer of theYear competition.