To photograph is to paint with light.

Everything can be photographed; it just depends how you do it.

My work is manipulated photography, mostly camera-based.

At present I am working on the basis of private family photo albums - interpreting the past, mirroring the dynamic fluidity of memory.

I like to experiment: black/white, colour, analogue/digital, fine prints/photocopies, mixed media, filters, screens - if it’s supportive of my goal, I use it, preferring to question rather than explain, visually. 

I nurture surface and texture - and the beauty inherent in decay and imperfections, e.g. the “noise” stemming from long exposures or pixels. 

Photography's potential to reveal sides of the world not visible to us, thanks to the cameras' lenses and light - and the element of chance - never ceases to fascinate me. 


- 2022: KABK, The Royal Academy of Arts in Den Haag, Holland.

- 2020: Spektrum Art School, with Ingela and Thomas Skytte, Copenhagen, Denmark.

- 2012-2014: Atelier Smedsby, with JH Engstrøm and Margot Wallard, Paris, France.


My work has been exhibited and chosen for censured exhibitions and competitions in Denmark, France and Italy, e.g.:

- 2024: VK24, Holbæk Kunstforening, group show, Holbæk, Denmark

- 2024: "Xmas New Years Bonanza Extravaganza", Arden Asbæk Gallery, group show, Copenhagen, Denmark

- 2023: "Continuum Of Us", Arden Asbæk Gallery, group show, Copenhagen, Denmark

- 2020: Kunstnernes Sommerudstilling, Janus Bygningen, Tistrup, Denmark

- 2015: Les Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles, France

- 2014: Les Rencontres de la photographie d'Arles, France

- 2014: Gomma Grant 


The images presented here are a small sample of my work.

You are welcome to contact me for further information at:  petertpetersen[at]gmail.com


Peter T. Petersen