Lush landscapes, fog rolling in off the bay, rust-coloured jagged rocks and clear, blue streams: these are the images that dominate The Little Book of New Brunswick. Featuring more than 80 colour photographs by the acclaimed Brian Atkinson, this slender book packs an emotional punch, seducing the viewer with the province’s many charms. The result is an excellent ad campaign for New Brunswick and, indeed, some photos were shot on assignment for the province’s Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture.
Atkinson has a number of books to his credit, including New Brunswick’s Covered Bridges and Miramichi: River of Character. Originally from the west coast, he’s worked all over the world but chooses to make his home near Fredericton. In his preface to the book, Atkinson writes, “When I look over the photos in this book it is almost like looking at a family photo album, but instead of seeing relatives and friends on each page I catch a glimpse of those moments that, collected together, are the reason I still live in New Brunswick.”
The Little Book of New Brunswick is the perfect gift for those who love this province and fine photography.
The Little Book of New Brunswick
by Brian Atkinson
$16.95, hardcover, 78 pp
Nimbus Publishing Ltd., April 2015