Sixty Degrees of Latitude
A Photo Essay
by Mike Hayes
"A journey by bicycle following the spine of the Andes from a latitude of approximately 5 degrees north in Colombia to 55 degrees south at the tip of Tierra del Fuego. These are some of the places in between."
just bought the book and it's lovely. Such high quality - it's a joy to hold and the images are just amazing. Makes me want to go explore the area. This is not a book of boring holiday/adventure snaps - it's quirky and fun and touching.
posted at 03:45AM Jun 09 PST
I had the pleasure of cycling with Mike in Peru where our journey's coincided. He was kind enough to give me a few tips on taking a good snap. Mike definitely has a knack for spotting a rusty car, or derelict building and seeing something special in it.These images have a special resonance for me because they call to mind my own memories of the places photographed. I am glad that the book doesn't force feed you "a journey" but rather offers you some insight into the allure of travel. Especially by bicycle. And that is getting to know something of the personality of a place you visit.And above all, this is a collection of beautiful photographs.
posted at 03:26AM Jun 09 PST
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