Peter Fisher’s career as one of Australia’s leading photographers spans more than 35 years. His work ranges from gritty realism to contemplative fine art portraiture. Four years spent in the creative hot house of Asia in the 90s saw him shooting for the advertising and design industry, financial institutions, multi-national corporations and five-star resort developers.
It was the birth of his son Maxwell in 1999, and capturing all the beautiful, yet fleeting moments that come with parenthood, that gave him a new appreciation of the value of fine art portraiture and eventually led him into a new era in his business. Peter creates his art in studio, as well as on location, with his subjects including all members of one’s family - from the tiniest of people to the furriest of friends.
Peter has been awarded Master of Photography (twice) and Australian Portrait Photographer of the Year (1995) by the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP), and has been published in the creative industry’s bible, Communication Arts. His portrait of Gay Bilson is in the Australian National Portrait Gallery’s permanent collection. He is represented worldwide by GettyImages – www.gettyimages.com.
“Photography, for me, is the discovery of the unexpected — finding the jewel in the everyday,” he says.
Peter lives in Adelaide, South Australia, with his wife, Pelle, while their son Maxwell is now studying at Melbourne University.