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Photo Submission by Peter Lik on Sep 02, 2014 - 10:09

Peter Lik

ABOUT THE PHOTOGRAPHER

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Peter Lik
United States

Photographer's Bio

Peter Lik stands at the summit of landscape photography. World-renowned, highly awarded, and boasting a huge international following, Lik’s journey had humble origins. Born in Melbourne, Australia, to Czech immigrants, it was his parents’ gift of a Kodak Brownie camera on his eighth birthday that set young Peter’s course.

Entirely self-taught, Lik worked hard at his craft before making a life-changing decision: to come to the United States in 1984. He was introduced
to the medium format panoramic camera and given the advice “Go big or go home.”

Lik did both. He returned to Australia to photograph the vastness of the Great South Land. Peter then went on to open his own fine art publishing company as well as his first gallery in his adopted hometown of Cairns.

He has sold hundreds of millions of dollars of his artwork, has 15 galleries of his own and counts presidents and celebrities among his many collectors.

Now at the top of his game, Peter Lik is “loving it!” at full throttle and the animated Aussie is showing no signs of slowing down.

About the Photo

I constantly push the boundaries of photography—searching for that radical angle or abstract form that makes you think. The ever-changing moods and dancing shadows of Antelope Canyon were all happening early this morning beneath the earth’s surface. I shot many abstracts, but pushed the boundaries for something special. As I set up my tripod, pressed against the canyon walls, the surreal underwater-looking scene came to vision. The reflected light cast bright ocher hues around the canyon. I could see a dolphin diving into the ocean, and rippling waves beneath him. The moment was perfect. I pressed the shutter and the long exposure absorbed the scene. The abstract I was searching for finally unveiled itself for me.