Peter Gommers Bio

Peter has been a photographer his whole life. In 2006, he gave up his previous career in software design and decided to dedicate himself to photography. With the advances in digital photography catching up to classic film photography, Peter decided to concentrate on digital, and now rarelyl shoots 35 or medium format film.

In his opinion, the digital darkroom performs at least as well as the chemical darkroom, but without the exposure to chemicals. Peter studied the digital darkroom (Adobe Photoshop) at the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD). “The use of a powerful tool such as Photoshop calls for restraint by the user; you can easily overdo a picture and lose the essence of the captured image”, he said.

Peter started his career as a landscape photographer. Lately he has branched out into travel and portrait photography. For his company, Medowin,Inc., Peter creates product photography for posters, brochures, business cards and other marketing materials, including web sites.  He also photographs real-estate for listings and virtual tours.
He has produced a series of images of the Machias Bay Petroglyphs and their natural surroundings. This series was exhibited September 2007 at the University of Maine Gallery.

Peter’s nature photography has been exhibited throughout New England.

Since 2008, Peter has his home and studio in Mokuleia, Hawaii. His most recent work has been Hawaiian landscapes and scenes.

An Experienced Teacher of Photography

Peter is an experienced photography teacher and can give you useful tips on how you can make better photographs, if you would like his help. Traveling with a professional photographer who lives in the place he works also means you will learn about the history of every place you visit. Peter "talks story" about the places he shows you which brings a new and memorable dimension to your picture taking and creates wonderful memories of your trip to Hawaii.

“Peter taught me how to “see” the world around me differently, and then how that would translate to’ seeing’ through the lens of a camera and making photographs that I now want to hang in my house!” ….a quote from Everett Fritz, one of Peter’s photography students.

Peter Gommers owns and operates ShojiHawaii where he manufactures shoji screens, shoji doors and shoji panels on the beautiful Island of Oahu in Hawaii.

 

 

Recent and upcoming shows

February, 2014, Punahou Carnival Art Gallery, Punahou School, Honolulu, HI Invited artist.

Sept 27 - Oct 14, 2013 Kapolei City Hall, Hawaii 

April 2 - April 18, 2013 Honolulu City Hall, "Aloha Exhibit" juried, Hawaii

February, 2013, Punahou Carnival Art Gallery, Punahou School, Honolulu, HI Invited artist.

December 2012, Capitol One Gallery, Waikiki, Hawaii    Solo show

April 6 - April 30, 2011 Honolulu City Hall, "Aloha Exhibit" juried, Hawaii

February, 2011 Punahou Carnival Art Gallery, Punahou School, Honolulu, HI Invited artist.

Jan. 9- Feb. 20, 2011 Honolulu Country Club Gallery, 1690 Ala Puumalu, Honolulu "All things Hawaiian". Invited artist.

April 1 - April 30, 2010 Honolulu City Hall, "Aloha Exhibit" juried, Hawaii

March 14 - April 9, 2010 Gallery on the Pali, Honolulu, Hawaii     Island Light: Through Lens and Brush
Opening Reception March 20th, 4:30 PM to 6:30 PM
Ann and Peter Gommers are featured artists

March 7 - April 26, 2010 Honolulu Club, Ward Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii
15 Hawaiian landscapes

May 24th - June 25th, 2009 Second Stage Gallery, Cumberland, Rhode Island - 'Hawaii'
Ann Gommers' paintings and Peter Gommers' photographs