The Past Awaits


I don’t know if ever a book of pictures and stories moved
me so much like Vincent Ward’s The Past Awaits.
It will go into my suitcase for that lonesome island…

– Wim Wenders –


To read The Past Awaits is to take a journey, not just into the
imagination of Vincent Ward, but into his heart and soul.
These images have a power
and strength that goes way beyond the context of the film they belong to.
They present the spirit of New Zealand.

– Sir Peter Jackson –