Unique art trail in the forest

ANDRIS APSE is one of New Zealand’s leading landscape photographers. During his over thirty-year career he has eraned many major awards, and is acknowledged as one of the finest wilderness photographers in the world.

Andris Apse was born in Smarde, Latvia, on 26th September 1943 and emigrated to New Zealand with his mother Kamilla after they found out that the father of Andris have died in Second World War. Later on Andris started his career as a woodsman at the New Zealand Forest Service but growing up in the beautiful nature led him to differemt path. Soon Andris left the service to purchase a commercial photographic Studio in 1969 and started his photographer career. By the 1980s he was completely devoted to landscape photography.

His work has been reproduced in the New York Times, National Geographic, New Zealand Geographic, Time magazine and Newsweek, among many other publications. Andris Apse has also published over 20 books, including the phenomenally successful New Zealand Landscapes (sold more than 150 000 copies), Spirit of the South, Light & Landscape, Fiordland.

After 46 years of believing his father Voldemārs Apse was dead, lucky coincidence lead Andris and his mother Kamilla to the information that he was alive. They re-established contact with him in 1990.

Andris lives with his partner Lynne in the shadow of the Southern Alps at Okarito, on the West Coast of the South Island of New Zealand.

Creating this art trail in the forest led Andris Apse to return home.

Exhibition is opened every day from 10am till 7pm.

Enterance fee           Art Trail and barefoot path (combined ticket)
Adults 7,00 EUR
Seniors and pupils 5,00 EUR
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