Peaks of Europe : A Photographer's Journey
145 days. 17 countries. 1 road trip. 40,000 km traveled. Many people met. Peaks of Europe is not a traditional landscape photography book. It's the result of a 5-month adventure across 17 countries told through the lens of a European travel photographer who took 29 years to finally explore the continent on which in he was born. The book has been designed for a specific purpose: telling the story of a 5-month road trip and what it takes to be living out of a car for several months, with all the good and bad moments. For this project, Johan Lolos wasn't just documenting the landscapes. This book features a series of photos with a focus on the storytelling as much as the imagery. At the end, the people he met were what he remembered most. More than 250 pages featuring 200+ photos, many of which are previously unpublished, take you through three major regions of Europe: the North, the Balkans and the Alps. From the Arctic island of Spitsbergen in the Svalbard archipelago, to Greece's largest island where Lolos walked in the footsteps of his ancestors in Crete, Peaks of Europe showcases the large variety of landscapes that makes Europe so diverse and unique. As a travel photographer with a fascination for human interactions, Lolos has also tried to portray different cultures through all the people he met during his journey.
- Hardback | 256 pages
- 240 x 276 x 27.94mm | 1,360.78g
- 11 Jul 2018
- Tielt, Belgium
- 200 colour, 20 b&w.
Europe is home to some incredible landscapes -- from the vast splendor of the Alps to the volcanic terrain of Iceland. These spectacular destinations are just some of the highlights of Johan Lolos' new book "Peaks of Europe."--CNN
About Johan Lolos
Johan Lolos is a Belgian-born self-taught travel photographer with a passion for the outdoors and the wilderness. After he graduated in PR in 2013 he left Europe and spent a whole year exploring Australia and showcasing the beauty of the country to his audience, mainly on Instagram. Things got serious when National Geographic, BuzzFeed and Daily Mail published his photos of Australia; that's when he decided to go full-time as an outdoor photographer. After another year spent in New Zealand between 2014 and 2015, Johan settled down in his hometown of Li ge, Belgium, where his studio is. Since then, he has traveled around the world both on assignment and for personal photo projects. His images of New Zealand have been published in Mashable, National Geographic Travel, Outside Magazine, and Huffington Post. In the summer of 2017, Johan completed a 5-month road trip around Europe, a personal project named Peaks of Europe, with the support of many sponsors. In 5 months, he travelled more than 40,000km across 17 countries. With more than 450,000 followers on Instagram, Johan Lolos was a pioneer of the travel photography influencer industry, as he started using the app in 2013. Today, Johan's audience is spread around the world with the top 5 countries following him being the US, Germany, France, the UK and Belgium (source: iconosquare).