REPRESENTED LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER | PETER CORBETT

LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER PETER CORBETT

There is a phrase I heard somewhere, which I like – it also lurks: 'detached reverie'. Some mood or state-of-mind where flow happens; one doesn't make appointments here, both a blessing and a nag, a paradox to be sure. Once you have been to the well, then the effort to get back so often negates the very quest. But I do have these times when the noise stops and my art begins. Once again, the outcome, the end game, my end game, a Fine Art Print does not always result, but the pleasure of those times when one can contemplate the moment when the light and form wait for the shutter and the pure joy of being there is the stuff of the landscape photographer. I started taking photographs when I was 16. Inspired by David Bailey and the 1960's film Blow-Up, I imagined the life of a sharpshooter for Vogue. Circumstances, social and other, determined something else as a career for me; however, I was never without a camera from then on. More importantly, my awareness of the physical world around me increasingly became "not just out there" but how I could capture that particular slice of time and make a print. Captivated by Ansel Adams landscapes, his iconic images irrevocably changed something inside me. At that stage, I had no specific photographic genre. Although my initial inspiration was Bailey, I found I didn't have an intense interest in photographing things that move and talk! Ansel Adams' meticulous, obsessive techniques centred on his Zone System permeated my DNA to the point where various photographic institutions had me teaching the concept part-time, despite my strenuous job running a small manufacturing business . .. Read more below >>

Elandsberg Sunrise | Ed (30) | 1 print available

ELANDSBERG SUNRISE One of the most popular prints in Corbett's landscape collection, with only o...

ELANDSBERG SUNRISE One of the most popular prints in Corbett's landscape collection, with only one of the editioned print of twenty still available for purchase. Photographed in the Tankwa Karoo of South Africa, this picture is just spectacular. Artist: PETER CORBETT Signed Limited Edition (20) Medium: Photography print on fine art archival paper. 110cm x 85cm / 43" x 33" ABOUT THE COLLECTION The landscape collection by Peter Corbett is a curation of the artists finest prints collected ove...

$2,330.00

Kaokoland

KAOKOLAND Kaokoland is situated in Northern Namibia - a harsh desert environment. This incredibl...

KAOKOLAND Kaokoland is situated in Northern Namibia - a harsh desert environment. This incredible photograph taken by Landscape Photographer, Peter Corbett, explores the hidden beauty of a land of intense colour and texture. Artist: PETER CORBETT Signed Limited Edition (50) Medium: Photography print on fine art archival paper. 110cm x 85cm / 43" x 33" ABOUT THE COLLECTION The landscape collection by Peter Corbett is a curation of the artists finest prints collected over more than two decad...

$970.00

Lone Ghost Tree

LONE GHOST TREE Another one of Corbett's most popular prints. A lone acacia tree stands prominen...

LONE GHOST TREE Another one of Corbett's most popular prints. A lone acacia tree stands prominent in the African landscape as the weather is building in the background. Artist: PETER CORBETT Signed Limited Edition (20) Medium: Photography print on fine art archival paper. 110cm x 74cm / 43" x 29" ABOUT THE COLLECTION The landscape collection by Peter Corbett is a curation of the artists finest prints collected over more than two decades.  ABOUT THE ARTIST There is a phrase I heard somewher...

$970.00

Desert Storm

DESERT STORM  The power of simplicity is beautifully demonstrated in this incredible moody photo...

DESERT STORM  The power of simplicity is beautifully demonstrated in this incredible moody photography taken in the desert. Artist: PETER CORBETT Signed Limited Edition (20) Medium: Photography print on fine art archival paper. 110cm x 74cm / 43" x 29" ABOUT THE COLLECTION The landscape collection by Peter Corbett is a curation of the artists finest prints collected over more than two decades.  ABOUT THE ARTIST There is a phrase I heard somewhere, which I like – it also lurks: 'detached r...

$970.00

Wave Dancer

WAVE DANCER A strong south-easterly wind drives back over the incoming tide at Bakoven in Cape T...

WAVE DANCER A strong south-easterly wind drives back over the incoming tide at Bakoven in Cape Town, South Africa. Artist: PETER CORBETT Signed Limited Edition (20) Medium: Photography print on fine art archival paper. 110cm x 74cm / 43" x 29" ABOUT THE COLLECTION The landscape collection by Peter Corbett is a curation of the artists finest prints collected over more than two decades.  ABOUT THE ARTIST There is a phrase I heard somewhere, which I like – it also lurks: 'detached reverie'. S...

$970.00

Atlantic Mirror

ATLANTIC MIRROR A moody black and white photograph of a jetty overlooking Misty Cliffs near Cape...

ATLANTIC MIRROR A moody black and white photograph of a jetty overlooking Misty Cliffs near Cape Point as a cold front comes through. Artist: PETER CORBETT Signed Limited Edition (20) Medium: Photography print on fine art archival paper. 110cm x 74cm / 43" x 29" ABOUT THE COLLECTION The landscape collection by Peter Corbett is a curation of the artists finest prints collected over more than two decades.  ABOUT THE ARTIST There is a phrase I heard somewhere, which I like – it also lurks: 'd...

$970.00

The Horseshoe - Tulbagh

THE HORSESHOE - TULBAGH Two impressive mountain ranges surround the countryside village of Tulba...

THE HORSESHOE - TULBAGH Two impressive mountain ranges surround the countryside village of Tulbagh situated in the Western Cape. Artist: PETER CORBETT Signed Limited Edition (30) Medium: Photography print on fine art archival paper. 120cm x 60cm / 47" x 23" ABOUT THE COLLECTION The landscape collection by Peter Corbett is a curation of the artists finest prints collected over more than two decades.  ABOUT THE ARTIST There is a phrase I heard somewhere, which I like – it also lurks: 'detach...

$2,330.00

Sculptured Shore

SCULPTURED SHORE A beautifully soft and simplistic photograph of the textures on a beach as the ...

SCULPTURED SHORE A beautifully soft and simplistic photograph of the textures on a beach as the tide gently washes back into the lagoon.  Artist: PETER CORBETT Signed Limited Edition (20) Medium: Photography print on fine art archival paper. 110cm x 74cm / 43" x 29" ABOUT THE COLLECTION The landscape collection by Peter Corbett is a curation of the artists finest prints collected over more than two decades.  ABOUT THE ARTIST There is a phrase I heard somewhere, which I like – it also lurks...

$970.00

Fresnel Warning

FRESNEL WARNING The calm before a storm as Slangkop lighthouse in Kommetjie sends out her signal...

FRESNEL WARNING The calm before a storm as Slangkop lighthouse in Kommetjie sends out her signal to ships on the Atlantic ocean. Artist: PETER CORBETT Signed Limited Edition (30) Medium: Photography print on fine art archival paper. 120cm x 60cm / 47" x 23" ABOUT THE COLLECTION The landscape collection by Peter Corbett is a curation of the artists finest prints collected over more than two decades.  ABOUT THE ARTIST There is a phrase I heard somewhere, which I like – it also lurks: 'detach...

$2,330.00

PETER CORBETT | ARTIST STATEMENT

The principals don't change, and I would encourage anyone interested in photography to learn and understand the latter; I guarantee exposure will be your friend. As the digital (photographic) era surfaced in the early nineties, specifically inkjet printing, my interest acquired new impetus as I dabbled with this fledgeling technology. There was no tortured transition from film to digital for me; I used both and quickly realised the potential of digital, especially printing – I was not irrevocably hooked on selenium or bromide. After a lifetime of fixing, making, selling and managing, I was done with going to work in the conventional sense. I retired from all of that and moved to South Africa in 2004 to become a professional fine art photographer. I thought I was a good photographer, and sure enough, I was a seriously skilled amateur with some talent. I made a mistake to think everyone in South Africa understood what fine art photography was and that they (the public) would feel the same as me about my work and buy – they didn't at first. It was a hard lesson, but it pushed me relentlessly over the last ten years to improve my technique, artistic vision, and marketing skills. My real entry and subsequent success in selling my work came due to my dedication to my printing. As stated in my artist statement, I have always believed and worked with the final print concept in mind and considered it my artistic responsibility to articulate the seen image through to the final print. Printing for other photographers inspired me and sustained my belief in my work and the love of landscape photography. Printing also made me realise that a Gallery was my goal, a dedicated centre for displaying and marketing actual work instead of the Internet. This is not a story of exhibitions, awards and an incremental career – more a tortured stop-start erratic progression of self-belief and an obsession that I love and enjoy immensely.