The 200 beautiful photos of the City of Adelaide and environs in this engaging book have been taken by local photographer Paul Weston during the past fourteen years. The book is a totally local product, being printed by Openbook Howden at St Marys.
The collection started from a simple premise of displaying the city and region at its natural best. That is, whenever the LIGHT is right and often this is at night! The book itself began more recently, when Paul could not find a suitable gift for an overseas student who had been staying at his home. The result is a photographer’s personal view of what people love about Adelaide.
Images have been arranged to take the viewer on a journey from the Adelaide Hills, down into the heart of the city, its beaches and parks and out into the surrounding countryside. There is also an architectural journey in time, from contemporary iconic structures to those of early Adelaide when the city had more STONE buildings than any other Australian state capital. Local stone was a more available building material than timber and it features heavily in this book.
Another feature of this book is the use of multiple small photos to create an immersive and rewarding experience. The effect is stimulating and satisfying, like a degustation meal at one of Adelaide’s fine restaurants!
ADELAIDE: Light and Stone is a compact, lightweight (375 gms) quality product making it the perfect gift for the traveller or coffee table book for home and office.