You can almost smell the damp, dark forest which fungi inhabit in the new book by nature photographer, now author, Alison Pouli0t.
As a photographer Alison Pouliot brought over 100 evocative images to the large format fotog book Gariwerd:Reflecting on the Grampians, published by em PRESS.
I also commissioned her to take pix of features along the Goldfields Track, many of which adorn both editions of the the track's guidebooks.
Her new informative and entertaining ‘autoethnographic’ tour of the fungal world features, as you would expect, many striking photos. She's no slouch at writing either. I just went to flick through the book, and before I knew it, was immersed in the lexicon of fungi and its disappointing roots in English.
The Allure of Fungi is published by CSIRO Publishing.
Writer and em PRESS publisher Gib Wettenhall lives among Mollongghip's volcanic hills at the far eastern end of the Divide between Ballarat and Daylesford.