Peter Hanmore – Cork and Bean Café 2019
Title: Peter Hanmore
M to F 7:30 am to 11 pm
Sat 8:30 am to 11 pm
Sun 9 am to 5 pm
Sunday April 14
3 to 5 pm
A Little About Me...
I started in photography many decades ago while in high school, mostly black and white prints, processed at home in my father's darkroom, which was a great learning experience. I still have my old Olympus OM-2S that I used back in those days but it rarely gets pulled out any more. Digital cameras have been such a godsend to photography. Although I'm not from Peterborough, I've lived here for close to 20 years and love all the things that this area has to offer us. Living so close to the canal I have lots of opportunities to get out in my kayak for a paddle with my camera and have spent many hours photographing the wildlife I encounter on the water.
I enjoy the technical, science-y side of photography - especially lighting - but love the interactive, personal aspects even more. Being able to capture the emotions of an event, activity, personal moment or even the antics of the family pet (I have two adorable fox red labs you'll probably see around the website) is something I strive to deliver in my images.
My style could generally be described as slightly more photo-journalistic in the sense that I like to react to the situation and capture the events as they unfold, whether it's photographing a pet or the excitement of a wedding. Portraits are one area that I'm rather more traditional though. A well-lit, beautifully posed portrait is timeless and allows the photographer to show their subject(s) at their very best.
I'm pretty much a romantic at heart and weddings are the most romantic of occasions. I'll definitely capture the family photos that everyone looks back on years later but I also try to capture the raw emotions and personal moments that can make a memory that last forever.
In a totally different vein, I have to say that I have a lot of fun photographing pets - especially dogs. They become such a big part of our lives and no matter how bad your day was, they always greet you like you're the best thing that's ever happened to them. Sadly, our pets don't live as long as we do and I love being able to share a beautiful memory that can be cherished forever.