Bushtops and the art of night photography by Mark Gee

No one photographs the night sky like Mark Gee – and we’re over the moon to say he’s coming to stay at Bushtops, to capture the African star-scape. The Art of Night - The Photography of Mark Gee

Mark began his career contributing visual effects to various Oscar-winning feature films (including Lord of the Rings, the Hobbit, Avatar, I, Robot and Peter Pan). Now he’s reinvented himself as an astrophotographer. Through self-taught photographic techniques, he’s captured the beaut...y and wonder of the heavens above his native New Zealand – being shortlisted for (and awarded) numerous accolades. These include winning Astronomy Photographer of the Year in 2013 and having his films and images broadcast worldwide, by CNN, the BBC, NASA and others. He’s also given a TEDx talk in Christchurch, illuminating his famous Moon rise and astrophotography shots.

Now he’s booked his flight to visit us in August – and we’re looking forward to sharing his unique take on our astonishing surroundings on the Bushtops facebook page.
Here are some of his awe-inspiring shots, including the one which won him his global award. We’ll post more of Mark’s stunning work on the Bushtops facebook page including timelapse photography, over the coming months.