We like to keep in touch with the TPOTY ‘family’ around the globe, so if you’ve entered TPOTY in the past, let us know what interesting photographic project you’re working on right now. It might be a book, it might be an exhibition – whatever it is, we want to know!
Kaido Haagen from Estonia (finalist, TPOTY 2009) has been bitten by the lighthouse bug, and the result is a new book.
Kaido said: “Whenever I was near the coast, my eye and of course my camera as well started searching for lighthouses. Luckily a marine country like
Estonia has enough of them. When I had finished the first tour of the
better looking lighthouses, it seemed that the pictures that had
gathered could even be made into a book. Fortunately, for different
reasons, it did not happen then. Why fortunately? Because the first
idea would have been to make it a beauty-picture book. After capturing
the most famous lighthouses, I started getting more interested in the
“ugly ducklings” – the more modest seamarks. After visiting and
capturing over two hundred seamarks, I finally felt the time was
right. Thus, a 256-page The Story of Estonian Lighthouses / Eesti
tuletornide lugu was printed in the GO Travel publishing house for
travel books and magazines. Although The Story of Estonian Lighthouses could be classified as a photo book, it has also
been supplied with a map and each lighthouse has coordinates so the
book can also be used as a travel guide for discovering Estonian