Thijs Heslenfeld drove a four-wheel-drive bushcamper all the way through South Australia and Northern Territory, to shoot for this new photo book. Ten thousand kilometres of dusty tracks and dirt roads, coast to coast through one of the hottest, most remote and extreme places on our planet.
'Travelling in the outback means you're alone most of the time, and solely responsible yourself. If you get bitten by a snake, you'll most probably die. And if your vehicle rolls over, chances are you won't be found for the next couple of days, simple as that. But in fact it is exactly this simplicity and responsibility that brings me much closer to nature, and to myself.'
'Hot' shows the outback in a way even the local cowboys don't see it. As Thijs puts it himself: 'My images are always about life and the incredible beauty of it. This book is a showcase of everything I met on my way that touched me - people, wildlife, insects or beautiful skies. It is not a romanticised image of what the outback could very well have been. It is a picture of what it in fact is: a vast, inhospitable and beautiful piece of our planet.'
'Hot - Life in the Australian outback' is the follow up to Thijs Heslenfeld's succesful book 'Cold - sailing to Antarctica'. 'Cold' is now in its third print and quickly became one of the best-selling Dutch photobooks of 2008, with more than 8.000 copies sold so far.
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'Hot - life in the Australian outback'
text (all in English) and photographs by Thijs Heslenfeld
188 pages full colour, hardcover
paper: 150 gr. Hello silk, Munken Lynx and GoMatt
printed by Veenman Drukkers
210 x 265 mm
price € 39,50