Author(s): Ian Brodie
In the epic film trilogies created by Sir Peter Jackson, New Zealand has become Middle-earth. From the majestic peaks of the Southern Alps to the rolling hills and Volcanic Plateau of the North Island, the world of The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit was stunningly re-created on an epic scale. Photographer Ian Brodie was there at every turn to capture those locations in all their beauty and splendour. Featuring the best from his bestselling The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy Location Guidebook, plus all new imagery, Middle-Earth New Zealand is a magnificent record of an historic era in film-making and a peerless collection of landscape and location photography by a master of his craft. Featuring contributions from Sir Peter Jackson and other members of the films' cast and crew, as well as fascinating background to the film-making process, this is the ultimate tribute to the land and the locations.
Ian Brodie is an award-winning photographer. His love of his native New Zealand, film, travel, photography and vintage combat aircraft have combined to produce some remarkable books and images including bestselling The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook and The Hobbit Motion Picture Trilogy Location Guidebook. Ian was media and communications manager for Hobbiton Movie Set Tours, and was the founding director of the New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum in Wanaka. He is currently director of Ian Brodie Consulting, which concentrates on film tourism work.