Petr Hlavacek is a photographer with a strong affection for the landscape of New Zealand's South Island. Based at Franz Josef in South Westland, he has built an impressive reputation for his richly coloured and beautifully composed landscapes. In South, these photographs provide a compelling portrait of the diversity and magnificence of the South Island, covering all of the main tourist destinations, but often from a new perspective and always to the highest quality. The pocket book format has been a spectacularly successful part of Craig Potton Publishing's pictorial New Zealand range, and South will be another strong addition to this series.
Petr Hlavacek is a renowned, West Coast-based landscape photographer and founder of the image stock library NZICESCAPES. Originally from the Czech Republic, he arrived in New Zealand in 2001, and has been photographing the South Island since, with a particular interest in glaciers and ice images. His photographs have been used by many publishers, both in New Zealand and internationally, and featured in magazines such as New Zealand Geographic, Wilderness, D-Photo, Photoshop Use and many others. He lives with his partner in South Westland.