Photo Publications

NEW BOOK: Perfect Evenings

NEW BOOK: Front and back cover

My new photography book, Perfect Evenings: The joy of long exposures, is now being printed in Wellington.

Completing the long exposure work first published in my Night Visions (and in the same format), this is a new sequence of luminous landscapes from the North and South Islands. Taken by twilight, moonlight, street light and starlight, the images are colourful, highly textured and often surreal. Be enchanted, edified and entertained!

Perfect Evenings aims to instruct as well as to inspire, and an introduction covers topics such as the advantages of twilight, the full colour of moonlight, the role of celestial mechanics and opportunities offered by the passage of time. A technical section has useful advice; notes on selected photos are also provided. Although this only scratches the surface, the information is not readily available in a New Zealand context.

Perfect Evenings is the first New Zealand exposition on long exposure photography, now a popular pursuit overseas. A fresh take on the great NZ landscape, the book will appeal to lovers of landscape and students of design and colour, and have special interest for photographers keen to explore new avenues.

Special pre-publication offer: $40, post-free in NZ. 

Buy direct from me and save 20% on the usual retail ($50).

Order two copies for $75 all up, and enjoy an extra bonus: Night Visions, my first photo book, free.

Perfect Evenings is in softcovers; 21 x 27.7cm (landscape format); 

92 pages; 75 images; 4,500 words. Edition of 100 copies only.

Order now, pay only $40 on publicationSpecial offer ends 5pm, Friday 13th October 2017; the book is to be released the week after.

New Zealand orders – Payment by cheque, or direct credit: 

B.M. Brewster  030703 – 0370438 – 000.

           [Australian orders are in Australian dollars; $10 extra postage is required.           A payment request will be sent from Paypal]

New book: Sample spread, pages 22-23

36 Views of Mt Taranaki – 76 pages, 21 x 22.5cm

Only one copy left!

Here we have a remarkable mountain, compared frequently to one of the world’s foremost, Mt Fuji, and the one chosen as a backdrop for the Samurai movie – but as far as Mt Taranaki goes, only handbooks and natural history treatments have been published.

My book is in softcovers, 21 x 22.5cm, with white wire binding. The first edition is just 50 copies, each signed – and only one is left! There are 76 pages, one image to a spread. It is entirely in colour, and shows the mountain in its landscape from a variety of viewpoints and times of the day (and night!). It will appeal to anyone with strong Taranaki associations – visitors and residents alike.

Price is $35, plus $2.50 postage within New Zealand or Australia.

To order please email:

Payment can be made by personal cheque, by direct credit or Paypal.


Back cover


Night Visions – 64 pages, 21 x 27.7cm


My first photo book: The images are the harvest of many evenings out with my camera and tripod, usually under a bright, full moon. Each of the long exposures in the book is tailored with a hand-picked quote, variously poignant or provocative, to inspire folk who are awake and restless in the moonlight hours. This book will make an interesting and distinctive gift for your loved ones – please see the testimonials at the bottom of this page.


Signed copies are just $25 each ~ 

Special price: two copies for $40, or three copies for $55

Free shipping in New Zealand. For overseas shipping, please inquire.

To order please email:

Payment can be made by personal cheque, by direct credit or Paypal.

64 pages. 21 x 27.7cm. ISBN 978-0-473-20258-3

Landscape format, in laminated softcovers, with flaps

Nice things people have said about the book:

Delightful. – GC, Wanganui

Totally awesome, I’m impressed. – RL, Hamilton

Stunning photos, and the book is just beautiful, with its quotes. – Dr RJ, Auckland

Usual brilliant standard of quality. – RB, Mapua

Fabulous .. the images are really amazing. – PG, Collingwood

What a magnificent achievement! It is beautifully designed, printed and put together.  – Senior editor, academic publisher

It’s a real work of art: superb photos and beautifully printed. Definitely a contender for the Pride in Print awards, and a special book in its own right.  –  A freelance editor (& former chief editor, North Shore publisher)

I love the book! The photographs are amazing and the quotations under them are really thoughtful and appropriate. (CW, Wanganui)