New Zealand Through The Goalposts
Photographer Fay Looney captures the essence of new Zealand heartland rugby in an evocative journey through the lens. Goalposts frame the scenic landscape, from the sun-drenched East cape to windswept West Coast playing fields, from the hard pitches of the volcanic central plateau to the majestic views of the mountains in the South Island. Fay's images are inspired by a passion for the game and well-known sports writer Phil Gifford adds his expert take on the rugby personalities, the sports grounds - and the goalposts. Pictured here are some of the game's legendary players, including Colin Meads, Tana Umaga, Waka Nathan and Ritchie McCaw - and youngsters with the dream of wearing a black jersey one day. The stadiums, the famous pitches, the spectators all feature in a compact package that makes the perfect gift/souvenir book to celebrate New Zealand's rugby heritage
Fay Looney has been photographing New Zealand for over 30 years. She was the first woman president of the New Zealand Institute of Professional Photographers and has won numerous awards including the Cathay Pacific Travel Photographer of the Year (2005).