Peter's World

"Don't Forget Me"

"One of the main reasons for visiting the Chathams in spring, was to try & find any of these native Chatham island Forget-Me-Nots flowering in the wild. I had seen an image years ago of them in bloom, complete with rocky foreshore & aqua sea behind it, it really captured my imagination. So despite the weather forecast looking very changeable & most likely very wet (dodgy), I crossed all fingers & toes & went ahead with the trip. 

After an amazing couple of days spent on neighbouring Pitt island, I came across to Chatham & on the first morning, it started out quite grey & wet - there's that weather forecast! But, after a morning in the bush I headed to the north coast & upon investigating some Chatham Akeake trees on the beach, I took a wrong turn back to the car & stumbled across all these blooms, growing wild in the sand dunes. I couldn't believe it! 

The beautiful big glossy leaves alone are something else, but to find them in perfect flower like this? It's fair to say I was pretty excited & this image was a lot more than I could have possibly hoped to capture."

Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic Medium Format Camera + Schneider Kreuznach 35mm blue lens

Exposure: 1/80 sec @ f16 ISO 400

Location: Chatham Island

Limited Edition: 50 prints (total all sizes), individually numbered, personally signed & certified

Year of Release: 2023

Printer: Peter personally prints all his 100% cotton-rag paper & archival canvas on an HP Z9+ PS printer (9 colour "Vivera" archival pigment inkset, giclée process)

Print Permanence: >250 years indoors (paper & canvas prints), as tested on HP Z9+ printer by Wilhelm Research Institute, California

Copyright: Peter Latham 2023

“When Peter delivered our pieces, we couldn't believe the incredible detail. The images on his website - impressive as they are - really didn't do our prints justice!“