Exmoor, one of the most precious landscapes in Britain, presents an ever-changing
kaleidoscope of views through time and place. 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 the
ISBN 978 184114 649 2, hardback, 238x248mm, 144 pages. Published October 2007.
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