Contact

peter@petersharpphotography.com

+61 408 447 106

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About

Peter has had a love of animals for as long as he can remember and growing up he wanted to be a vet. Music has also always been a passion of his. While studying to be an audio engineer, he worked in a recording studio and spent a lot of time travelling with a number of well-known Australian musicians. In his early twenties, Peter’s career took a different turn and he discovered his sales and marketing skills. For more than twelve years, he had a highly successful career in the consumer electronics industry.

After many years of working in this field, Peter made a significant career move that led him to work in the media industry. It was at this time that Peter discovered he had serious and debilitating back condition. Complications following surgery made his condition worse and the end result was that Peter had to stop working. To keep himself mentally stimulated while recovering from surgery and as a means to cope with chronic pain, Peter picked up his camera – something that had been a hobby for most of his life – and he focused on improving his skills. Dealing with chronic pain has given Peter a new perspective on life and on what is truly important.

Peter’s patience and ability to work efficiently in a high-pressure environment is a perfect fit for the field of photography. He is very easy to work with and his work ethic has earned him a lot of respect. He loves collaborating with like-minded, creative individuals, and he relishes a challenge. 

Awards

2018

AIPP NSW Pet/Animal Photographer of the Year

AIPP NSW Photography Awards | Illustrative Category | Finalist

AIPP NSW Photography Awards | Print Handlers Award

AIPP NSW Photography Awards | Gold with Distinction Award

AIPP NSW Photography Awards | 2 x Gold Awards

AIPP NSW Photography Awards | Silver with Distinction Award

AIPP NSW Photography Awards | 3 x Silver Awards

NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | Gold Award

NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | Silver with Distinction Award

NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | 3 x Silver Awards

NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | 4 x Bronze Awards

PX3 Prix de la Photographie Paris | Honourable Mention

International Photographer of the Year | One:Shot Harmony | Honourable Mention

2017

Tokyo International Foto Awards 2017 | Gold Award & Winner Nature - Pets Category

Tokyo International Foto Awards 2017 | Honourable Mention

WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photographers International | 2 x Silver Distinction Awards

WPPI Wedding and Portrait Photographers International | 1 x Silver Award

International Photographer of the Year | Honourable Mention

MIFA Moscow International Foto Awards 2017 | Silver Award

International Photography Lucie Awards | Honourable Mention

Australian Professional Photography Awards | 3 x Silver Distinction Awards

NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | Silver with Distinction Award

NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | 2 x Silver Awards

NZIPP IRIS Photography Awards | Bronze Award

AIPP NSW Photography Awards | Pet/Animal Category | Finalist

AIPP NSW Photography Awards | 2 x Silver with Distinction Awards

AIPP NSW Photography Awards | 2 x Silver Awards

2016

SUNSTUDIOS Emerging Photographer of the Year

 

 
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AIPP NSW Pet Animal Photographer of the Year

Exposed

Paw-some Win for Animal Photographer

Pittwater Online News | Profile of the Week

Canon's Best Pro Photos of 2017

Moshcam Photography Awards Exhibition

#SNAPSYDNEY | 2017

Bring Your Pet to Sun Day | 2017

Canon Lab | Imagination | 2016

Wide Eyed Live Vol 2 Exhibition | Head On Photo Festival | 2015

Wide Eyed Live Vol 1 Exhibition | Head On Photo Festival | 2014