When viewing the work of award-winning Blue Mountains photographer Peter Hill for the first time, many people make the mistake of assuming that their drama, mood, and impact must have been created via Photoshop or some other computer-generated manipulation.
Not so. Known for his “real photography”, Hill eschews artificial creations of idealistic and over-saturated landscapes, instead preferring to rely on his skills with camera and lens on-location to capture his photographs, skills acquired over many years, starting with film cameras.
Paramount to Hill’s photography is his use of natural light, which brings with it shade, shadows, depth and contrasts. With these natural ingredients, images with mood, emotion and feeling are the result.
This is immediately apparent when the subject is located within the Blue Mountains.
Mountain Treasures: Trees and Water is Hill’s fifth and most important solo exhibition to date. It is partly a retrospective of his extensive Blue Mountains photography, spanning an eight-year creative period and highlights his use of both colour and black and white photography across the region.
Mountain Treasures: Trees and Water – a photographic exhibition by Peter Hill is on until Sunday, February 26 at Blue Mountains Botanic Garden Mount Tomah. Free entry. Works available to purchase.