Pete Prue - Photographer

Pete Prue, born Christchurch NZ, many years ago.

Light. So often it’s all about us and we forget to look, we are either too busy or too disinterested to see. Sometimes I feel like, I suppose a hunter might, searching for an elusive prey. Searching for a quality of light, a juxtaposition of shapes or of visual commentaries that bring me to a halt, and the viewfinder to my eye!

Photography has been a passion of mine for well over 35 years, when at the age of fifteen I purchased my very first Ricoh compact film camera complete with an internal light meter. Not long after I purchased two fully manual Pentax Spotmatic SLR camera bodies and a growing bag full of second hand Asahi lenses. Those beautifully made lenses coupled with the fully manual camera bodies were instrumental in developing my understanding of light and metering. Even today 'M' (manual mode) still remains my preferred setting when shooting images. Since those early days I have taken many thousands of images, developing & printing my own black & white images, exploring both film and slide, and then moving into the magic of our current digital era.  

My work over the years has included Wedding, Environmental Portraiture, Street, Travel, Landscape and Architecture and has been printed in National Geographic, Newspapers and Magazines. 

I do hope you enjoy this small selection of my images on display here at Heart & Soul Gallery; I thank you for taking the time to view them.