"My Life In Mono" by Peter Clark

June 02, 2017  •  Leave a Comment

Members of the Desborough And Rothwell Photographic Society were treated to a superb evening of monochrome print photography on Friday 2nd June. Peter Clark FRPS was inspired by the work of Ansel Adams over 30 years ago, and since than he has paid many visits to the National Parks of the USA, including Yosemite, Yellowstone and Monument Valley. Landscape images from England, Wales, Scotland and Iceland were also shown. Peter has always gone the extra mile (literally) to get the best lighting conditions at the best time of day, camping, hiking, and ending up in hospital with broken limbs on a couple of occasions. Originally a darkroom worker, Peter adopted digital technology early on, and is something of a Photoshop expert. Embracing the digital world enthusiastically, he is happy to use infra-red cameras, High Dynamic Range, flipping and moving objects in the picture, and he quite often replaces a sky with another one if he feels it improves the final image, in pursuit of "shape, form, tone, texture" in his monochrome work. Peter has had tremendous success with his photographs, gaining many medals in competitions and international exhibitions, and has an impressive list of photographic distinctions. No longer producing prints, Peter now presents his work as projected images, so members of the Society were fortunate in seeing the final presentation of this print talk. Chairman Paul Nickerson thanked Peter for a wonderful evening of monochrome landscape prints.


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