Author(s): Bob McCree
Though many have predicted it, postcards have not been killed off by the digital world, and remain very popular with tourists. People still enjoy a straightforward, tangible portrayal of the places they visit and the things they do as tourists. Postcards from New Zealand aims to translate the popularity of postcards into book form with a range of postcard-type images that cover the visitor experience in New Zealand. Consequently the photographs in this book are appropriately diverse, with all of the key tourist destinations covered, as well as plenty more in-between. The pocket-edition format has been a spectacularly successful part of Craig Potton Publishing's pictorial New Zealand range, and Postcards from New Zealand will be another welcome addition to this series.
Bob McCree has spent most of his life as a lover of the New Zealand landscape and lifestyle. He has spent the last 20 years photographing and documenting it and holds an extensive image library of over 70,000 images of all areas of the country and all aspects of the New Zealand lifestyle. He is a life member of the Howick Camera Club and has been a member of the Photographic Society of New Zealand for the last 20 years and holds their highest honours award of a Fellow of that Society (FPSNZ). In recent years he has had over a dozen pictorial books published in his name and has contributed many images to other books and a wide range of calendars and other pictorial publications. He lives in Howick, Auckland.