Curated by award-winning travel and lifestyle photographer Finn Beales, Let’s Get Lost offers pure visual escapism with over 200 spectacular shots of remote and beautiful places which will inspire you to get back out into the world after months and years of lockdowns and travel restrictions.
For the adventurous amongst us, this book dares you to get off the beaten track andgo in search of the most remarkable natural environments on the planet. Chapters capturing off-grid coastal views, rugged mountain landscapes, majestic forests and expansive wildernesses are all featured, stirring within you a sense of adventure. From the Pacific Northwest to Southeast Asia, New Zealand to Scandinavia, these are the places where amazing photos are taken, now you need to experience them.
For the armchair traveller, this book represents a breathtaking visual compendium of how beautiful the world can be, with truly awe-inspiring full page reproductions of some of instagram's most talented landscape photographers.
Each of the photographers profiled reveal their unique stories and the little-known locations they have discovered that allow them to capture such breathtaking images, from Chris Burkard’s perilous tour of Russia’s extremities, and Emilie Ristevski’s wanderlust-filled journey through Namibia’s wild heart, to Timothy Allen’s airborne search for a long-lost Bulgarian monument.
Photographers featured: Finn Beales (finn)Alex Strohl (alexstrohl)Jonathan Gregson (jonathangregsonphotography)Richard Gaston (richardgaston)Cath Simard (cathsimard)Emilie Ristevski (helloemilie)Reuben Wu (itsreuben)Laura Pritchett (bythebrush)Lucy Laucht (lucylaucht)Chris Burkard (chrisburkard)Molly Steele (moristeele)Benjamin Hardman (benjaminhardman)Greg Lecoeur (greg.lecoeur)Charly Savely (charlysavely)Timothy Allen (timothy_allen)Hannes Becker (hannes_becker)Tobias Hagg (airpixels)Callum Snape (calsnape)Nicolee Drake (cucinadigitale)Holly-Marie Cato (h_cato)Mads Peter Iversen (madspeteriversen_photography)
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Let's Get Lost: the world's most stunning remote locations absolutely blew me away!!! While I love the genre of art/photography and travel books in general, this one is exceptional. The stunning photographs of a wide variety of remote places all across the globe are spellbinding. They are accompanied by commentary from the photographer who took the specific photograph, giving readers glimpses of conditions in the area, what they had to do to "get the shot", and even "Behind the Lens" information as to specific tips. I couldn't stop turning the pages of this book, or exclaiming aloud with delight and wonder as my eyes took in sights I would never have seen otherwise. Some of the photographs are magnificent, others ethereal in nature. This would make a wonderful gift for yourself or others, as you'll want to look at this book again and again to recapture the feelings of calm, joy, wonder, and awe that it generates! My thanks to the intrepid and adventurous photographers for sharing their talents with us, and to NetGalley and to White Lion Publishing for allowing me to review an ARC of this book which is scheduled for publication 11/2/21. All opinions expressed in this review are my own, and are given freely.
This book is a fantastic pairing to _London Explored_, which I also just read this week. Its macro-focus on worldwide (and incredibly remote) locations provides quite the counterpoint to Dazeley and Daly's micro-focus on London--and both have their absolute perks. I wasn't familiar with any of the photographers prior to starting the read; needless to say, they might all be showing up on my Instagram feed now, and I love it! Perhaps what stood out to me most in _Let's Get Lost_ was each photographer's philosophy and approach to travel experiences. Jonathan Gregson wrote in the very first chapter, "Had I persisted to the viewpoint, I would have caught neither the _enrosadira_ nor captured the Three Peaks in the warm glow of sunrise" (eARC p. 17). What a fantastic reminder that the destination isn't always what we expect it's going to be, and that pivoting to capture the unexpected may result in an even more powerful experience. One of many perks of featuring remote locations: the reader learns so very much, often lacking expected points of reference and having to delve into the Intarwebs to learn more. Talk about epic rabbit trails! And, I learned plenty as a photographer, as well. From challenges in capturing sunrises (compared to sunsets), to seeing the precarious positions photographers sometimes got themselves into for a magical shot (can't say I'll try many of those soon!), this book is an educational and enjoyable feast for all the senses. "Behind the Lens," in particular, provides handy tips for immediate use. I cracked up at one point, when American words were translated for British readers ("semi" became "lorry"). I'm so used to the alternative (certainly plenty of British terms were used elsewhere in the read), it was a humorous first to see this. _Let's Get Lost_> could easily provide fodder for my next travel inspiration, post-_London Explored_ itinerary planning--especially the Antarctica section! The one downside for me was the secular aspect of the read at times, whether the use of evolutionary points of reference, or attribution of nature/earthly glory to Mother Nature. I received an eARC of the book from the publisher via NetGalley. All opinions are my own.
Let's Get Lost is an amazing book that will take you on a journey to the worlds most stunning remote locations from the comfort of your on armchair. Your breath will be taken away by the stunning photography and you will be transported to each destination while you lose yourself there for a bit. I love this book and could browse through it for hours. It is organised by geographical features from mountains, wildernesses, ice and snow, rivers, forests and the wonderful coast. So choose the type of place you want to get lost in and open the page. Highly Recommended. What a brilliant gift or coffee table book.
This title will be welcomed by those who have wanderlust, even if they are not currently traveling. Organized by sections on Mountains, Wilderness, Coast, Ice & Snow, Lakes & Rivers, and Forests, it is filled with spectacular photographs and essays. I especially enjoyed the “Behind the Lens” sections in which the artists explain something about their craft. As one example, I read the essay on the Cape Wrath Trail that takes Richard Gaston on a long (!) hike through northernmost Scotland. I felt his experience viscerally as, at moments, the rain poured down. The accompanying photos gave a good sense of place. This is true for all of the landscapes featured here. For armchair adventurers who enjoy spending time in less usual places, this book could make a welcome gift. Many thanks to NetGalley and the publisher for the opportunity to review this title. All opinions are my own.
Beautiful photography throughout the book of little know places to visit. Global content and very inspiring if you love travel and photography, Descriptions are to the point and some useful information however its the photos that draw you in. Wanderlust! Thank you #NetGalley for the book to review.
Let's Get Lost is absolutely stunning! It certainly builds the feeling of wanderlust for the reader, showing remote places throughout the world. I appreciate that this book really does cover a wide range of places in the world instead of concentrating on one place. The stories that go along with the pictures provide interesting information about each place, but the photography is definitely the star of this book. The whole book is beautifully laid out, showcasing the photogrpaphy well.
Beautiful photography book of remote places. Different sections include; Mountains, Wilderness, Coast, Ice & Snow, Lakes & Rivers and Forests. Thirty locations are highlighted with multiple photos of each area. Ten places include the photos of Finn Beales who is credited with curating the book. Another 21 photographers works are included. Each location includes the photos, geographic coordinates, and impressions from the photographer. I enjoyed the photo hints by the professionals like best time to shot, or if something is very remote look at other photos of the place and think how you can enhance upon it or add your mark to the photo (not reshooting the same shot). I must be more of a city girl because of the locations I've only been to three all of which were in the US. It is a lovely coffee table book or gift for the photographer in your life. Thank you to Netgalley and Quarto Publishing Group-White Lion for the temporary eARC in exchange for an honest review.
What a fabulous treat this collection of essays and corresponding photographs is! Every single photograph is absolutely breathtaking, including those in the Contents and Introduction. The focus is isolated spots where most travelers do not go or have even heard of. Not only that but the various photographers (biorgraphies in the back) include tips in taking the ultimate pictures, 200 of which are shown here. As a traveler and (very) amateur photographer I have experienced many pinch-me moments including some in this book and am always blown away by the wonders of nature. This is not a book you read just once as there are nuances you may have missed. This happened to me so I went through it with a fine-toothed comb again and ruminated. The lighting, depth, seasonality, colours and minute details are so striking and in some cases other worldly. Photographers surely must often be contortionists! My mind was enchanted, captured and challenged by the craggy grandeur of the Dolomites in Italy, the evocative Cape Wrath Trail in Scotland, Patagonian glacial lakes, Puya Raimondii trees in Peru, croft houses on Fair Isle, Balkan Mountains monuments and St. Mary's Vale in Wales and so many more. Mushroom foraging, chatting with villagers, braving challenging journeys on the sea, picking partridgeberries and cooking under the stars are all parts of travel, often amongst the most memorable. Whether you are a traveler or not, if you have even one iota of interest in our beautiful world, this book is for you. Let go, enjoy and immerse yourself. If these photographs don't inspire, nothing will. My sincere thank you to Quarto Publishing Group - White Lion and NetGalley for the privilege of reading the essays and gazing upon sublime and inspirational photography.
"Let's get lost" is a feast for the eyes. It's filled with stunning photography that instantly transports you to the locations it showcases. The book is set out by theme- mountains, wilderness, coast, ice and snow, lakes and rivers, and my favourite -forests. I would the introduction really interesting with the idea that with all the social media and technology we have at our fingertips, its difficult to get truly lost these days. Within each section there's an array of beautiful photos, from all over the world including the Lost Coast of California, Norway, Indonesia, Wales and Zambia. Each location comes with coordinates of the photographs and a wealth of information about the site. You are guaranteed to learn something new - who knew that one elephant has the capacity to plant 300 trees a day? There's also technical tips to improve your photography too and a small biography of each photographer at the back. It truly is a wonderful collection of photos, perfect for the coffee table of anyone with wonderlust. Prepare to lose hours as you escape into each and every photograph. Thank you to the author, publisher and Netgalley for the opportunity to review an advanced copy of the book in exchange for an honest opinion.
The photography of this book is simply stunning. I like the way it is organized, and that it includes locations around the world that are clearly labeled. It would make a magnificent coffee table book, or gift for those who love nature and traveling.
A big thank you to NetGalley and Quarto Publishing/White Lion for the ARC. I am voluntarily reviewing this book. This is a fantastic reminder of how beautiful the world is. I enjoyed the tips from all the different photographers. There are many many remote and beautiful places in the work. This is heavy on the US and Europe. I did love seeing Patagonia. Not one photograph from Australia. It would have been nice to see all the continents represented. None the less, this is a beautiful book and many of the places are very accessible. It is a reminder to leave the house,,,take a drive and see what you can see. 4 stars.
A beautiful book of stunning photographs of remote locations but not inaccessible, split into themes including Mountains and Rivers. The pictures are as breathtaking and as interesting as you might expect, I like the mix of themes from desert to jungle to glacier to forest. I also loved the helpful tips that the photographers shared, both in how to plan trips to take pictures in these types of places and also how to use your camera to get the best shot. What is very clear is that our planet is quite beautiful and I hope this book reminds people of this and encourages more respect of its resources and not further destruction. With thanks to Netgalley and the publisher for an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Let's Get Lost: the world's most stunning remote locations, by Finn Beales, is an attractive coffee table book, an interesting travel book, and a book of tips for taking better photographs. I came to this book like I do most larger books that are mostly graphics, for the pictures and maybe some interesting information. I got so much more. The photographs are phenomenal, the information about locations and shooting conditions was engrossing, and to top it off the tips for taking such photographs was useful even if the location is my back yard (okay, maybe a nearby park or reserve). Because of all this book offers I think just about anyone who appreciates photography and/or travel will enjoy it. Reviewed from a copy made available by the publisher via NetGalley.
Let's Get Lost is one of the most breathtaking books I have seen in a while. Full of unbelievable photos of Earth's most beautiful and remote locations, it is a must-have for any lover of nature, be it snowy landscapes, mountainous regions, jungles or deserts. Each set of photos is accompanied by a description of the location and a backstory that allows the reader to have a more complete experience. A rich selection of photographs from almost otherworldly places like Iceland, Namibia and Hawaii takes the reader around the world during these unsettling times and makes you feel at the same time proud and humble to be sharing a home with such indescribable beauty. Huge thank you to NetGalley, Finn Beales and White Lion Publishing for the advanced reader copy.