About Peter Collie


In his teens Peter discovered his love of photographing people and through family and acquaintances borrowed a camera, learned to develop film and make prints. Later discovering polaroid really revealed the core of his passion. The moment you see the image that was moments ago in your mind's eye. He has developped strong relationships with his clients and is know for being able to interpret and translate a brief to create visuals that exceed the client's expectations.

"I like the prints, seeing work in exhibitions and on billboards but most of all I love the act of photography"

Peter Collie is now based in Sydney Australia having worked in Canada, the US, England and France as well as other exotic spots like Jamaica and Mexico. His work has appeared in magazines such as Vogue, Elle, New York Magazine, GQ and many others. As well as his editorial work he has shot campaigns for many major brands and an assortment of musicians for CD covers and promotional material.

He has travelled and presented workshops all over Australia for the Moran Art Prize, Apple, HeadOn Photo Festival, Aperture Awards and Olympus. He is also a lecturer in photography at Torrens University.

Exhibitions

Light Hearts + Dark Arts solo Exhibition 2014

Finalist Lethbridge 10,000 2014

Finalist Khayamm Photo Iran 2013

Finalist - Moran Photo prize 2013

People's Choice winner - Shoot the Chef 2011

Nominee - Australian Photographer of the Year 2011

Shortlist Head On exhibition 2010

Nominee - Australian Photographer of the Year 2010

Book Body of Work shortlisted Photo Book Now award London 2009

Nominee - Australian Photographer of the Year 2009

Finalist Head On group show at ACP 2008

Nominee - Australian Photographer of the Year 2008

Citibank Portrait Prize selection Art Gallery of N.S.W. 2006

Citibank Portrait Prize selection Art Gallery of N.S.W. 2004

Head On group show at Michael Nagy Gallery, Sydney 2003

Art and About, outdoor group show , Hyde Park, Sydney Australia

Willoughby Art Prize, Fauve series, group show, Sydney Australia

Public Image Private Places, Blender Gallery, Sydney Australia 2002

Willoughby Art Prize, Fauve series, group show, Sydney Australia

Emergences, group show, Sydney Australia

Influences

The world at large, it’s people and their emotions.