Peter Blakeman

Peter is an award winning Photographer, specialising in Sport, Documentary, Landscapes, Underwater, Fine Art, Adventure, Travel and Editorial with over fifty covers, feature images and his own written articles in some of Australia's well known publications. Peter is an accredited member of the Australian Institute of Professional Photography (AIPP). Giving you the confidence that strict guidelines have been met to ensure your work is carried out and delivered in a professional manner.

AWARDS

2016 Awards

Australian Documentary Photographer of the Year, Australian Professional Photography Awards, One Silver with Distinction and three Silver awards.

Finalist. Australian Geographic ANZANG Nature Photographer of the Year. “Our Impact” Category.

NSW Documentary Photographer of the Year. Australian Institute of Professional Photographers, Silver Distinction, three Silver Awards.

Finalist, Sport Photographer of the year. Australian Institute of Professional Photographers. Four Silver Awards.

Wedding Category. Australian Institute of Professional Photographers, one Silver with Distinction.

2015 Awards

Finalist. National Photographic Portrait Prize. National Portrait Gallery Canberra

2014 Awards

Australian Professional Photography Awards. Sport Category. One Silver Distinction and two Silvers.

2012 Awards

Australian Institute of Professional Photographers, NSW State Awards. Gold, two Silvers in the Illustrative Category.

Runner Up in the 2012 International Panoramic Awards. Gold Award.

Australian Professional Photography Awards Silver Award in Sport category.

Finalist in the World Open Of Photography Awards (Over 9000 entrants).

International Loupe Awards Silver and three Bronze.

2011 Awards

Third Place in the Sport Category in the 2011 International Loupe Awards (Formally known as International Aperture Awards).

Two Silver and one bronze in the 2011 International Loupe Awards (Formally known as International Aperture Awards) in the Sport Category

1 bronze in the 2011 International Loupe Awards (Formally known as International Aperture Awards) in the Science and Nature Category

Australian Professional Photography Awards. 2 Silver Awards, Sport Category 

Semi Finalist in the Moran Contemporary Photography Awards

2010 Awards

Australian Professional Photography Awards. 2 Silver Awards. Sport Category.

Silver Award at the 2010 International Aperture awards in Sport Category.

Bronze Award at the 2010 International Aperture awards in Sport Category

Prior to 2000 his awards included 3 Nikon Sponsored awards, various internet competitions and a second for an international AGFA film, photographic competition.

He had a break from entering competitions for a number of years and decided to enter a few in 2009. It was this year 5 awards were obtained.

A commendation in the “SONY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS” held in Cannes, France.

Finalist in the “INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS” LUCIE AWARDS held in Los Angeles.

Top 10 in “2009 JETSTAR PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION!” held in Australia.

Finalist in the “ANZANG (AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, ANTARCTIC AND NEW GUINEA) LANDSCAPE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR in the “OUR IMPACT”” section held in Australia.

Finalist in the Gekko Images “IMAGE QUEST 09” competition, held in Australia.

History

Growing up in the suburb of St Ives and at the early age of 10, found himself exploring as much of the Australian bush as he could find. Completing a Motor Mechanics apprenticeship in 1989, his photographic career started immediately after purchasing his first camera in 1990. Six months after his proud purchase his first published image appeared on the cover of a magazine.

It was at this point he found himself in the Whitsundays, on the Great Barrier Reef shooting Underwater and holiday makers on the Reef. After learning as much as he could in the travel tourism industry, he made his way to Perisher Valley in the Australian Snow fields to work as a Ski Photographer. Shortly before turning Freelance he moved to Cairns to work as an action photographer with AJ Hackett Bungy. As a freelance sports photographer he was able to travel the world.

Today

Peter is a Freelance photographer and his work has been published in all corners of the world. 

One of Peter’s recent self Projects is to bring images of Australia’s Ancient History back for archival purposes. Travelling to remote outback places for up to 3 months at a time looking for Aboriginal artefacts along the way.

Events covered

2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics 

Kokanee Crankworxs

Ashes series/Cricket

Australian Open Tennis

Australian Swimming Championships

Rugby Super 14 (Waratahs Home Games), Australian Rugby Union

World Mountain Bike Championships, World Mountain Bike Championship Rounds,  Australian Mountain Bike Championships, World 24hr Mountain Bike Championships, World Track Cycling, World Championship Road Cycling, Tour Down Under

V8 Supercars, Indy, Australian Rally Championships, Deneliquin Ute Muster (Australian Championship Circlework)

Sydney to Hobart Start, Solas (Safety of Lives at sea) Big Boat Challenge, Audi Farr 40 World Championhips, Lake Eyre Yacht Club Regatta, Sydney Harbour Audi yacht regatta 

Boost Surfsho, Beachley Surf Classic

Dextro Energy Triathlon

Maree Camel Cup

Australian Marathon

ESPN Winter X Games

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