I’m Peter Law, a freelance photographer based in Picton, Ontario, Canada.
I first took up photography while I was living in Hungary in 2002. My roommate pestered me into going out to explore Budapest with a camera. I’ve been hooked ever since. When I returned to Canada, I enrolled in the Photojournalism program at Loyalist College, graduating first in the program in 2006.
In 2010 I started this business, working as a freelancer in Photography and Graphic Design. During much of that time, I also worked as marketing director for a group of hotels, which gave me a great deal of opportunity to practice photographing spaces. I admit, at first, I wasn’t very good at it. When I was first asked if I could photograph a hotel room, I figured that I know the fundamentals of photography, so how hard can it be to take photos of something that doesn’t move? After trying it a few times, I realized that there are a lot of challenges specific to this kind of photography. After that, I made it my mission to learn how to overcome them. As a photographer, I’ve always loved to be able to sort out different ways of solving technical problems. It’s one of the things I find most interesting about this work, and why I love doing it so much.