Photography portfolio

This is my portfolio of fine art photographic works. I’m proud to say I’m an award winning fine art photographer. I think my portfolio reflects a love of nature, and my introspective view of the world.  I seek to share my connection with nature, in my work.

I’m a member of the Photographic Society of New Zealand (PSNZ) and in 2014 I was made a Licentiate of the PSNZ. A Licentiateship is awarded for “proficiency of a high order in practical photography”, and reflects my dedication to the craft, and it means I can sign off Peti Morgan, LPSNZ if I like!

I have exhibited my work – most recently at the NZ Academy of Fine Arts in 2016, and I’ve received recognition in New Zealand photography salons.

I’m very proud of my photographic portfolio and will continue my love affair with the art of photography until I can no longer see ♥︎

Here are my most recent series:

The Cryogenesis series

Artist’s statement

Cryogenesis – life from the ice

Since the dawn of the industrial revolution, we humans have dealt great damage to our environment, and consequently the species that exist within it. In fact we are experiencing the 6th mass extinction event (the 5th saw the end of the dinosaurs), with a huge increase in the number of species extinct and endangered, during our lifetimes, and as a direct result of our modern lifestyles.

Efforts have been underway for many years to conserve and preserve those species of flora and fauna most endangered – one such effort is the ‘Frozen Ark’, which aims to preserve the DNA and living cells of endangered species, to retain the genetic knowledge for the future. But, could these efforts be futile if the environment they once thrived in is never the same again? Will we ever address the real issues, or are we predestined to suffer enormously from these mass extinctions? Have we in fact, already accepted our fate?

This series explores the question of using cryopreservation as a method of preserving and then giving life, in a world that is increasingly hostile to its inhabitants. It speaks of irony, futility, and desperation, but also hope.

To create the work I have frozen sliced shells in blocks of ice, and thawed them to varying degrees to achieve the effects you see. This small series took many weeks and failures to arrive at the finished result. They were photographed with a macro lens in diffuse daylight.

The Pneuma Series

Images from the Pneuma series, which depicts the sea as Earth’s living, breathing soul.

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