Ian Brodie is an award-winning photographer and internationally successful author. His love of film, travel, photography and vintage combat aircraft have combined to produce some remarkable books and images, resulting in 22 books to date and selling more than 1.5 million copies.
Ian Brodie Consulting was established in 2001 and specialises in film tourism consultancy, enhanced e-Book creation and photography (especially travel guide and film stills). Current projects include enhanced e-Books for Visit Rjukan, Visit Somerset and Into Norway along with film stills photography for Norwegian film company, Paradox Film, summer images of Norway for Visit Lillehammer, mentorship for Mesna Accommodation & Activities and consultancy work with a number of film and tourism organisations in New Zealand, England, Germany, Poland and Norway. He is a part owner of Hidden, a Norwegian start-up specialising in the development of Augmented Reality for tourism, mythology and film.
One of New Zealand’s most successful non-fiction authors, his The Lord of the Rings Location Guidebook, published by HarperCollins, was one of the inaugural Booksellers New Zealand Platinum Award titles, while another title, Cameras in Narnia, simultaneously published in four countries, had one of the largest initial print runs of any New Zealand book.
Ian was previously Media & Communications Manager for Hobbiton Movie Set Tours, and was the founding director of the New Zealand Fighter Pilots Museum, in Wanaka. Author of the highly successful aviation series Warbirds Over Wanaka, he has also spent many years as an airshow commentator in major events both in New Zealand and overseas. His images have appeared around the world in travel articles, magazines, books and book-covers.
In 2005 he was awarded an MNZM for services to tourism and writing.