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Photo Submission by Peter Lik on Dec 19, 2011 - 17:12

Peter Lik

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Peter Lik
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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

INNER PEACE

Standing beneath the canopy of this Japanese Maple tree was an incredible feeling - I was in awe as the late afternoon light backlit the delicate leaves. Every branch told its own story, and I felt this special tree had so much to tell. I truly felt an indescribable energy - a total connection with Mother Earth. I used a really wide-angle lens to reach out to as much of the tree as possible. I put my camera on the ground to give me a strong perspective to shoot up into the skies. As the sun sunk toward the horizon, the tree came to life with an incredible display of color, shape and texture - its rays burst into a star within the tree. It was a magical moment when I pressed the shutter - one I’ll never forget. I hope I can bring to you the rush of emotions I experienced. Enjoy.