If you think about it there is no better guide to New Zealand than Gandalf himself. I mean, the wizard has been traveling around Middle Earth (New Zealand) for more than 2.000 years, so I`m sure he knows his way around.
Akhil Suhas spent 6 months traveling 9.000 miles across this beautiful country, dressed as Gandalf and his adventures are nothing short of epic. He documented his journey using photos and the costume of Gandalf was his way of separating himself from other photographers.
“I was watching the LOTR for the 5th time when I figured New Zealand is famous for 2 things: its landscapes and the LOTR + Hobbit Trilogies. So why not combine the two by having Gandalf in the landscapes?”
The first thing he tried was self-portraits using his camera on a tripod, but it didn’t work well. So he started asking random people he met on the road to put on the costume so he can create some beautiful landscape photos of New Zealand.
Check `em out!
Photo credit: Akhil Suhas
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