Time: 5:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Department of Conservation, National Office 18/32 Manners Street, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Book Launch for Max Quinn – The Life and Times of a Polar Filmmaker
Listen to Max Quinn speak about his 50-year career as a polar filmmaker.
As a young man Max Quinn listened to Sir Edmund Hillary and Sherpa Tenzing Norgay speak in Christchurch which cemented his drive and motivation to dream big.
Quinn’s career has taken him to the ends of the earth, from his native New Zealand to Alaska; Antarctica to the Arctic. A Life of Extremes is a personal account of his work, featuring vibrant text and stunning images that illustrate 50 years of adventures in polar climates. Learn, from behind the camera, about the natural history and wildlife of our world. Leave the tourist trail behind with this unique insight into life in the immensely beautiful, most extreme places on earth.
History will show New Zealand’s Max Quinn, as one of the finest camera artists in Antarctica. – David L Harrowfield, Polar Historian
“When I think back over my time it seems almost like a dream that I have experienced so much. Yet the stories contained in this book represent only a small slice of my life roaming the world filming and producing natural history films. If in only a small way I have been able to reflect this remarkable world through my work, I will forever remain satisfied”. – Max Quinn