One World: A Photographer's Global Journey is a distillation of the best images from a year-long adventure Oregon-based photographer Stuart Gordon embarked on with his wife and three children to 23 countries on six continents. In the first of a planned three volume set, the photographer brings you images of extraordinary landscapes from Europe, Africa, Southeast Asia, Oceania, South and Central America. Volume II will focus on wildlife from these regions, while Volume III captures the essence of the people and cultures encountered through portraiture, architectural and street photography.
Volume I begins with the wild and alien landscapes of Iceland and the magical fjords of Norway. It proceeds to the pastoral beauty of England and Wales before introducing you to the magnificent panoramic beauty of the alpine regions in France, Switzerland, Austria and Italy. The vineyards of Tuscany and the magic of the legendary isle of Capri also are featured through his lens.
In southern Africa, be prepared for the raw beauty of the Zambezi River in Zambia and the stunning images of the Hermanus Lagoon region of South Africa. In Southeast Asia, Gordon aims his camera at the Eden-like beauty of the lush landscapes of Thailand and Cambodia, with its waterfalls and luxuriant vegetation. In New Zealand, the magical landscapes depicted in the Hobbit and Lord of the Rings movies of Peter Jackson are captured by Gordon's camera. In Australia, Gordon expresses the vastness and beauty of the Aussie landscape in images of the country's national parks and marine reserves.
The last continent on this epic adventure was South America, with stops in the wildly rugged and beautiful regions of Patagonia in Chile and Argentina; then onto Iguazu Falls, Argentina; the wondrous Galapagos Archipelago; and finally, the Ecuadorean and Costa Rican rainforests.
In the collection of wildlife images of Volume 2, be prepared to see and feel what it was like to sit amid a pride of lions fresh off a zebra kill in Botswana and get up close and personal with rare and unique bird species in the Galapagos Islands and Costa Rican rainforests. Finally, in Volume 3 you will be introduced to the faces, architecture and cultural practices that made this journey such an unforgettable and transformative experience.