Peter Curley – Peterborough Square 2022
Title: Peter Curley, My Your Our Rock
340 George Street N
Monday to Thursday: 9:30 am to 6 pm
Friday: 9:30 am to 8 pm
Saturday: 9:30 am to 5 pm
Reception: Meet the Photographer
Sat, April 9, 10 am to 1 pm
Peter R Curley
Capturing the light is everything! As a photographic artist, it is always the light that I remember most about any location. It is my inspiration.
Its elusive quality can transform a water or landscape in just a matter of seconds. I strive to convey that sense of place by capturing its fleeting magic.
Looking past the obvious, close observation and engagement of the subject is my process. The challenge is to see beyond the distraction of the conspicuous to capture its unique self. Some of my subjects are quite beautiful, others less so. My goal is to inspire those who see my work to look more carefully at the world around them, to discover beauty in unusual places.
My subject matter is nature, whether it is a traditional landscape or a silky water fall and I strive to have the patience to wait for the little added extras that nature provides in time such as a bird in flight or waiting for the clouds to part and showing off magnificent God rays streaming down.
My name is Peter Curley, a proud Canadian hanging my hat in Peterborough, Ontario. Photography is my calling, my profession and the thing that will undoubtedly drive me insane someday. From my early days drinking fixer in the dark room, learning zone system and processing 120 negatives, to photographing vast panoramic landscapes, velvet waterfalls where-ever I can find them, an ongoing odyssey of National Parks in North America, star trails whenever we have clear dark skies or a multitude of events right here in Southern Ontario with several photo groups including County Outings, my pursuit of new experiences pushes me to continually evolve my vision, while reminding me of the importance of carrying my camera with humor, compassion and curiosity.
Primarily a travel and landscape photographer, I have expanded my expertise to include custom photographic printing for the discerning photographers among us. I find that this has increased my understanding of the entire photographic process. With this new found understanding I endeavor to not photograph subjects but look for the story within a story, the often hidden added extra overlooked by most and I photograph to capture the subtle moods of the moment. Admittedly, it’s a bit of a strange concept. But it’s honest – and it’s the best way to describe my approach to the craft. I wrestle with every image I create. I assume perfection is possible and I want to wring it out of every picture. If that’s all you ever know about me, it’s enough to say you know me very, very well.