Told in a collection of stunning landscape photographs,
this is the story of Exmoor over the
winter. Covering the time between the end of
autumn and the start of spring, it shows Exmoor
not only in different moods – calm, stormy, icy,
frosty, snowy – but includes the story of how
local people mark this bleak time of year with
traditional events that defy the cold and dark of
winter and give Christmas a meaning that has
been lost to many.
This is a chance to see the Exmoor scenery in,
literally, a different light. To experience these
landscapes you have to dress up warmly. But if
you make that effort, you see the moors slow,
darken and cool and then come back to life again.
You will see that, far from being the drab and
grey landscapes you might expect of them in
winter, there’s a beauty entirely different from the
popular vision of Exmoor: that difference is well
Locally-based landscape photographer Neville
Stanikk has produced a book of 140 outstanding
colour photographs that tell the unique and
perhaps unexpectedly beautiful story of Exmoor
over the winter.
Neville Stanikk grew up in South Devon
where, one day, he picked up his camera
and never really put it down again.
During his travels, he photographed the
book Southampton: Portrait of a Maritime
City for Halsgrove, and dallied for many
years in advertising, before returning to
North Devon and producing his next
book, Perfect Exmoor. From his home
near Barnstaple, he has carved out a
successful niche photographing the
beauties of both Exmoor and North
Imprint: Halsgrove. ISBN 978 1 84114 927 1, hardback, 214x230mm, 144 pages. Published September 2009.