“If these photographs appear to have been conjured from a dream, then let’s hope we never wake up!”
Ian Rolfe is a Master of Photography. He has had a long relationship with Norfolk Island, leading photography tours and workshops. Fellow photographer and also artist, adventurer and media presenter Sorrel Wilby officially launched the book. A Norfolk Island local, Sorrel also wrote the book’s Introduction where she says: “If these photographs appear to have been conjured from a dream, then let’s hope we never wake up!” Ian says that he and Sorrel are “soul mates, as our emotional eye sees the island in the same way”.
From the book: Norfolk Island Ian Rolfe Photography
The absolute beauty of Ian’s photos that captivate the viewer. taking them on a journey of intense seascapes, lush valleys, dramatic sunsets and gentle sunrises. Capturing the landscape in a way that is rarely rarely seen, Ian says: “I absolutely love Norfolk Island, and it’s assuredly my favourite South Pacific destination. I have visited and photographed numerous localities in the Pacific region, so I don’t make this statement lightly. What renders this setting so particular and so beckoning for a landscape photographer, is the islands sublime scenic beauty, the unique majestic Pines and sea cliffs, its colourful greenness and the locals who give this island its distinctive charm”.
From the book "Norfolk Island Ian Rolfe Photography"
“You learn so much with Ian” and “shooting with the professionals, that’s why I’m here”.
The book has been brought to life by Ian with the backing of Rebecca Christian at the Norfolk Island Travel Centre, who brings Ian’s workshop to the Island. Ian runs ‘Norfolk Island Southern Lightscapes Workshop’.
The beauty of these tours is the combination of quality photography teaching, the small size of the group allowing maximum 1:1 tuition time, and Ian’s intimate knowledge of the best spots for following the light around the island. Comments from this group included:
‘Norfolk Island Ian Rolfe Photography’ has a recommended retail price of $59. Copies can be purchased from the Norfolk Island Travel Centre and across the island at the Golden Orb, The R.E.O. at Kingston, the Visitors Information Centre and Gallery Guava.