Petr on the glacier
Image © Milan Blstak

NZICESCAPES IMAGES is specialized, boutique image stock library based on the spectacular West Coast of the South Island in New Zealand, established in 2006.

With its imagery, the library covers New Zealand landscapes, with focus on the incredibly diverse and wild West Coast of the Southern Alps.

Besides that, this library developeded a niche in a large and unique collection of glacier and ice imagery, depicting and showcasing this stunning icy environment in every season and weather condition.

Co-founder and primary photographer Petr Hlavacek has been photographing New Zealand landscapes since 2001, but started in photography at the age of 18.

Petr's interest in icy subjects has brought him together with New Zealand’s leading glaciologists whom he time to time collaborates with on various projects.

For the personal approach and quick image files delivery, NZICESCAPES IMAGES quickly established itself on the market as one of the image resources for broad range of clients, in New Zealand and worldwide.

These include magazines, books, calendars publishers, design and advertizing companies, corporate in-house designers, marketing and travel agencies, product makers, goverment bodies and many others.

As well as running the stock photo library and working on assignments for New Zealand and overseas clients, Petr produces a range of products too. These include beautiful large Info Cards with glacier/West Coast information on the reverse side, bookmarks, books, posters and calendars.

In his studio, from specific selections of photographs Petr produces Fine Art Prints, using the State-of-the-Art processes and technologies.

Petr's photographs are printed on museum grade, Canson BFK 310gsm Fine Art Paper using UltraChrome HDR pigmented inks of his EPSON Stylus PRO 7900 printer.

This material combination produces superb results in beautiful prints, suggesting lifespan of the prints of over 120 years if displayed properly.

To see the product range, please go to STORE and for prints, please go to Petr Hlavacek Gallery.

Petr is also available for various assignments.

Every work of art has its necessity; find out your very own. Ask yourself if you would do it if nobody would ever see it, if you would never be compensated for it, if nobody ever wanted it. If you come to a clear 'yes' in spite of it, then go ahead and don't doubt it anymore.

- Ernst Haas