It is called Akhil Suhas, has 21 years of age, and escapes from time to time in the dream-like world of Elves, dragons and Hobbits. It is a self-taught photographer, with a passion for the wild open spaces, and the Lord of The Rings . So, in good new zealand, the young man took his pilgrim’s staff – or rather, the bat mage – and toured all the islands that have become the decoration film of the great saga of J. R. R. Tolkien, adapted by Peter Jackson.

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as a Teenager, he discovered the film trilogy in his native India, and she has left a lasting memory. Akhil Suhas Photography

as a Teenager, he discovered the film trilogy in his native India, and she has left a lasting memory. While still a student, he decided to come and settle in New Zealand to pass his qualifications. And never have the time to visit the country he had so loved on the big screen. Until the desire of a great “trip” to take. Destination the national park Mount Cook, Te Arai Point, Lake Marian and the gorges of the Hokitika. For good measure, Akhil Suhas has not hesitated to put on the big coat and hair of the pointed hat of the wizard Gandalf to ask in the middle of the nature of middle-Earth. On his shots, we find the extents of snow at the foot of the Alps nĂ©ozĂ©landaises, of which the line of peaks evokes the Misty Mountains, the Ered Nimrais of Rohan or the borders of Gondolin lost. Gandalf will ride also on the shores of the lakes, whether it be that of Esgaroth, or from the banks of the Anduin.

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Akhil Suhas has worked as an independent for the office of tourism of New Zealand. Akhil Suhas Photography

The millions of fans of Tolkien and all those who have discovered the work of the English writer through the movies of Peter Jackson, there are nearly twenty years old now, keep in memory the beauty of the landscapes of new zealand. The director, originally from Wellington, had decided to turn in him, not only for practical and economic reasons, but also because the interior of the country was particularly well preserved and untouched by the urbanization. The image of Europe in pre-industrial of which Tolkien was inspired to carry on her great work.

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today, New Zealand is very grateful to the director and his work that have formed the most formidable tourism advertising imaginable for this country very marginal among the tourist destinations until the end of the last century. And the country has become a place of resort of choice for fans of Tolkien and fans of great landscapes.

Akhil Suhas has worked as an independent for the office of tourism of New Zealand and a number of publications including the Guardian and the Daily Mail. He offers to the sale of prints of his most beautiful pictures on her website.