I was fourteen when I bought my first camera, a Box Brownie from Woolworth’s. The Lake District, I knew and loved so profoundly as a boy, was to be reimagined for the rest of my life, wherever I was. Beauty became everywhere in the everyday.
I studied at the Harrow School of Photography, wrote about photography, evaluated its materials, and for almost twenty years ran the Technical Publications Department at Ilford Limited. I took landscapes and became steeped in black and white photography. The first calendar published by Ilford Limited in Europe and then in the USA used my images. I was awarded a fellowship by the British Institute of Professional Photographers, and gained a degree in chemistry and maths, a masters in the management of change, and was awarded a doctorate for my research with the Congolese community seeking refuge here in Derby in the East Midlands of the United Kingdom. I ran my own consultancy company for several years and became a champion of quality assurance and corporate identity. This experience increased my visual curiosity; it helped me to see better.
The pictures I take of the everyday are visualised entirely ‘in the camera’; retouching and cropping are kept to a minimum. I want to feature the ordinary as extraordinary.
My images are printed on quality paper, mounted and framed professionally, and finished to meet my customer’s requirements.
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Dr Peter Walker BA (Hons), MSc., Ed.D, FBIPP, FISTC