Life On The Mountains - Book
ONLY AVAILABLE TO UK CUSTOMERS. Terry Abraham's Life On The Mountains Book to accompany the "Life Of A Mountain" trilogy.
by Terry Abraham (sorry, only available to UK customers.)
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In the early days of 2012, reeling from a health scare and redundancy, a 35-year-old Midlands backpacker with a love of cinema, wild places and Lakeland pitched his tent on Scafell Pike and set up a budget camcorder.
It was the start of a journey that has seen Terry Abraham battle blizzards, near-death falls, bitter cold and intense loneliness to make a trilogy of films that have been seen by millions and become the benchmark of Lake District cinematography.
In Life on the Mountains Terry presents more than 100 exclusive photos from a decade on the fells, and speaks candidly about his troubled early life, a disowned father, depression and his love of real ale before revealing the tricks and techniques of his craft and detailing the landscapes he’s grown to love.
From wild nights on Harter Fell to meeting Cumbrian legends; from stalking deer in Martindale to documenting Storm Desmond’s fallout; from dawn shoots of golden-hour panoramas to becoming a campaigning voice for Lakeland, Life on the Mountains is the story of one man’s mission to capture the Lake District as never before – and of finding peace in the fells.
Hardback + foil + linen binding
“....graced by exquisite photography, much of it helped by Terry’s fondness for wild camping. There are captured landscapes in these films and book that I’ve never seen. This book is a stunning contribution to Lakeland literature.”
“Lakes poets don’t always come in frock coats from Cockermouth and Hawkshead. Sometimes they come from the East Midlands, wear hiking sandals and drink beer....make no mistake about it; Terry IS a Lakes poet - just working with light and cloud and grass and water rather than stanzas and couplets.”
An Insight into Terry Abraham's life
This is a book that's more than just glossy pictures and how Terry made his films, It's an insight in too his very private life and what makes him tick. From his humble beginnings to accomplishing his dream of producing not 1 but 3 specialist works of art.
This book had a lot of hype around it's release and in when it finally appeared in print at a very strange time in world history it was received with high acclaim.
For anyone with a love of the Lake District and has followed Terry's effort's in capturing the beauty of the area in his films, This book is too good NOT to have on their book shelve.
Peter Carter | Fleetwood | May 2020
A mountaineers or walkers book rather than the same old touristy pictures. It brings back so many lovely memories of my times in the mountains that I love so much
Sue Harris | Norfolk | May 2020
a superb book with excellent customer service
This is more than a standard picture book that sits gathering dust on your coffee table. It has many fantastic photographs by Terry and some snippets of his really personal backstory and how this created a love affair with The Lakes.
I was so inpatient waiting for my order I emailed Stridingedge.com for an update and was met with really excellent and reassuring customer service!
A must buy!
Tom Potter | Leeds | May 2020
Life on the Mountains, Terry Abraham.
The photos in this book are stunning, though this is not just a ‘coffee table’ book. Rather it’s also a fascinating insight into Terry’s life, the pains of making the DVD’s, the story of what it’s like to be on the Lakeland mountains and the people he meets there. I can thoroughly recommend it. And at £16:90, the book is a bargain.
Bernard Walsh | Chester | May 2020