by Michael Nichols


“There are some who can live without wild
things and some who cannot.”
—Aldo Leopold

320 Pages of


Enjoy the first book of a brand new series … WILD is famed wildlife photographer Michael Nichols’ choice of his favourite images. Presented in chronological order from the beginning of his career in 1980, when he used Transparency film and was a Magnum photographer, until 2016, when he had embraced digital capture as the editor at large of National Geographic magazine. Shown without words to explain the images, Nichols is asking the viewer to “look and feel“.

As the orders for the first 500 copies came in, the photographer and the publisher did get together and produced the book. The books were printed and shipped across the Atlantic to Michael’s home for signing them. The next step was the binding process which is mostly handmade and took another three weeks.

All copies of the whole print run were signed by Michael Nichols and include a special edition letter-sized print (8.3″×11″ / 21×28cm). Our Friends have a choice of three images.

Books for Friends is a unique ordering system for lifetime achievement books, retrospectives, long-term projects or topics of excellence. Only top-level photographers are invited to found a club of the who’s who in documentary/reportage/street/fine art photography. These books are available ONLY via this very direct and personal distribution system. No bookstores, no museum shops, no middlemen.

Together with the publisher the photographers create the book they have always dreamt of realizing. It is ultimately their book – no compromises at all.

  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 320
  • Photographs: 240
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 15.2″×10.6″/38.5×25.5cm
  • Release date: September 2020