Friday, March 14, 2008

Meet Etsy Photographer: pmgraham

Peter Graham has been an American transplant in Vancouver, BC three years. His love of travel and hiking is not only an inspiration, but enables him to indulge in his art. "As you can tell from my shop, the natural world is almost exclusively my inspiration and subject matter," he explains. "When you live in a place like BC, it's hard not to want to capture as much as possible." He admits that he is not a "photographic purist," but rather likes to create "colorful, saturated images, and I certainly don't shy away from digital processing to maximize my images' impact. Plus it's fun to push an image to the edge of realism." In fact, the digital manipulation is as fun much as taking the photographs. "I've recently started creating what I've - for lack of a better term - deemed 'digital collages' with some of my flower photos. Basically I use photoshop to frame the image and bring in some simple texture elements." His feels artistic sensibilities are enhanced by his past experience with painting and ceramics. Right now his art is a hobby. "By day, I work as a research scientist at the University of British Columbia where I'm an inorganic chemist - which believe it or not also has a creative side to it. I basically try to make new chemical compounds that might be useful for turning petroleum products into more useful chemicals." He hopes to keep himself motivated to improve and to "participate in what I think is one of the coolest places I've ever found on the web - I never really considered selling my photos until I ran across Etsy." Please check out his shop:
-Wendy Baylis

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Jane said...

Simply gorgeous!


Wow that is gorgeous!

Nnairda's said...

Those sepia shots are wonderful!!

Lor J. said...

Very Zen like :)