Peter Righteous: Freelance Photographer Greymouth

Photographer Profile

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.

Other Interests:
Outside of photography, I have an eclectic range of interests that includes reading, local history, horticulture, gardening and hiking.

Contact Details

Lakeview Image Library
189 Heaphy Road
Lake Haupiri
Greymouth  West Coast  7872

Email Peter
Phone: +64 3 738 0257 (BH)
Phone: +64 3 738 0224 (AH)
Fax: +64 3 738 0212

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