Peter Righteous: Commercial Photographer
Photographer Work Description
I am fortunate to have many opportunities to photograph a range of industries, so the Lakeview portfolio specialises in imagery of real people doing real jobs. My background in newspapers gave me a love of the decisive moment, so I prefer to capture the candid look and action of a person absorbed in his job, rather than somebody holding the spanner at just the right angle. It's more challenging to pull everything together - the light, composition and action - to tell the story.
Qualifications & Experience
Trained in the visual arts from an early age, I took to photography in my teens, learning the trade as a journalist/photographer on provincial newspapers in Queensland. After completing an Arts Degree in Journalism and Media, I started a freelance photo-journalism business which gave me access to a wide range of photography options. I moved to New Zealand in the mid 1980s and have been supplying digital stock libraries for about 10 years.
Outside of photography, I have an eclectic range of interests that includes reading, local history, horticulture, gardening and hiking.
189 Heaphy Road
Greymouth West Coast 7872
Phone: +64 3 738 0257 (BH)
Phone: +64 3 738 0224 (AH)
Fax: +64 3 738 0212