Peter has been working in the field of photography and new media over the past fourteen years having been trained first at Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design. He spent nine years working as a freelance photographer and community artist. In 2002 he decided to re-educate himself and completed the MSc in Electronic Imaging at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in Dundee.
Peter has worked with many varied groups and organisations, drawing inspiration from them all. He has maintained balance between commercial work as a photographer, personal creative work and working with community. Each enabling and exciting each aspect of his work.
Since “New Dynamics” Peter has exhibited in Scotland, South Korea and New York. His clients include The National Theatre of Scotland, Abertay University, Dalziel + Scullion and East Ayrshire Council on many wide-ranging commissions. Peter has just finished a project working with young homeless people in Perth.
(In New Dynamics) I have tried to explore ideas of identity, both within individuals and the community as a whole. My experience of working with young people over the past six years has highlighted the value of digital media as an instrument for expression. I have found that working with digital media allowed participants to explore ideas and achieve results quickly. I respect the potential in the dialogue created whilst working with young creative minds.
I have used an open approach to the work; allowing the community to be more involved. The aim was to create some sort of debate about contemporary life in rural areas through image and identity. I hope I have been able to impart some of my skills.