The Japan Alps
by Peter Skov
About the Book
This is a revised edition of my book of the Japan Alps, originally published with blurb in July 2010. Some text corrections have been made.
The book features photographs of the three ranges of the Japan Alps throughout the year - from January to December. The beauty of the mountains found here in these ranges will likely come as a surprise to those who are not familiar with Japanese nature. The highest mountains clear 3,000 metres.
Some of the photographs in this book have appeared in Nature Photography magazine in the U.S.
The photos were captured in 35mm, 6x4.5, 6x7, and 4x5 film formats.
Features & Details
- Category Arts & Photography
Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
- Publish Date Jan 29, 2011
- Language English
- Tags Japan Alps, Japanese nature book, Japanese mountains, Kita Alps, North Alps, Minami Alps, South Alps, Chuo Alps, Central Alps, Nagano, Yamanashi, Shizuoka, Toyama, Gifu, Yarigatake, Kitadake, Hotakadake
I have been having my photographs published regularly since 1994, first in North America and later in Japan and the U.K. as well. Since 2005 I have been writing articles to go with my photographs. From the beginning I have been interested in landscape photography and more recently in mountain photography. Now based in Japan, I spend most of my photographic outings in the mountains of central Honshu or shooting local landscapes. Until 2012, I continued to shoot with film and always travelled with at least two cameras - a 35mm and a medium or large format camera as well. Though I still prefer the look of film over digital, for economic reasons I shoot almost exclusively in digital these days. As I have also appeared on some travel documentaries in Japan in recent years, shooting in digital has been the practical and preferred way.