Peter's World

"Te Kaitiaki"

"I ventured out to the lighthouse at the end of the Awhitu Peninsula early one winter’s morning. As the sun peeked over the horizon and its rays of warmth struck the winter fog, the surrounding hills were quickly and quietly enveloped in a sea of mist and light. Standing in contrast was this sacred silhouette, appearing as a guardian to the harbour below. Quite a poetic scene, but only for a fleeting moment.

Fortunately I already had my longest 240mm lens with the 2x teleconverter attached and mounted on my tripod, so I was able to switch from the city scene I had been shooting to this instead very quickly. I captured 8 very different images over 17 minutes, but it was this one #3 that stood out from the rest. It simply has that extra something about it that I can’t really describe. A little bit of magic?"

Equipment: Phase One XF 100Mp Trichromatic + Schneider Kreuznach 240mm blue lens + 2x teleconverter

Exposure: 1/640 sec @ f11 ISO 400 



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

Year of Release: 2019

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 2019

“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!“