We loved this image, for it screams
“SUMMER on the COROMANDEL!”
But as we looked closer, we realised
Peter’s image offered even more – it truly
embodied a fun-filled Summer day at
Opito Beach... sand castles, buckets and
shovels, boaters everywhere, a boogie
board, tractors, trailers, the light crimson
tips of the pohutukawa blossoms, a saucy
seagull resting on the sand and even a
little red wagon.
It’s one thing to paint these items later on a canvas, but how does
one capture them all in a photo? Sitting in wait for hours for that
perfect instant? We were impressed and excited – we had our cover!
DREAMING OF OPITO
by Peter Latham
The shower installation shown at left of
‘Solitude’ (taken near Lake Hauroko in
Fiordland) is truly beautiful and was shot
from 28 separate frames. This created one
large image with exceptional detail which
allows for these extreme enlargements,
where the detail really astounds people.
Endless possibilities exist for kitchen
splashbacks, feature doors and walls, and
‘Garden Of Eden’ (shown with Peter top
left) was printed onto fabric in Australia,
stretched around acoustic panels and
installed in a two storey atrium in a rest
home in Wellington. Peter composed this
finely detailed piece from 40 separate
photos, creating a living wall that is utterly striking and life-like.
Peter also completed a major glass installation using ‘Infinity’ of Otama in
an Auckland home, a project spanning over 3 years in design, planning and
installation. Printed onto 15mm low-iron glass (with a 6m wide water weir at
the bottom that emits a perfect sheet of water) – this is a true feat in design
and engineering. The very fine detail creates the illusion that you are actually
sitting at the beach. Amazing! You can view this masterpiece at Peter’s
nd if you click on his Facebook tab, you can
also view a video clip of the water feature running. It’s so cool!).
Peter’s work is held in a wide variety of impressive corporate collections, both
nationally and internationally. He regularly ships his work overseas (tax free),
with thousands of clients scattered around the globe (including the family of
the famous Swiss camera manufacturer, Hasselblad!).
Peter exhibits in 15 gallery locations throughout NZ, and on the Coromandel
you can view his work at Mosaic Gallery in Whitianga and Weta Design in
Coromandel. View Peter’s extensive collection and learn more about his
craft online atwww.peterlatham.com.
Unsure of what might suit your specific space? Peter superimposes prints
onto a photo of your wall, eliminating guesswork and making it easy to
visualise your choices. Contact him through his website to arrange a free
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