“O public road, you express me better than I can express myself.” – Walt Whitman. Rest Areas is a photographic travelogue of roadside stops, those with constructed picnic tables or seating, in the North Island, from 2109-2022. 

The cover was designed with the GPS coordinates of all the North Island rest area locations and was sourced from a document requested under the Official Information Act to the NZ Transport Agency, 2015. The window envelope provides a visual nod to official business letters.

Design / Fiona Lascelles
Photography / Tony Nyberg
Publisher / back_space_books
Exhibited / Photobook Fair 2022
Held in Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa Book Collection
Tony Nyberg