Shading Lace


Peter G. Engeldrum was hooked on the magic of photography as a teenager, when he developed his first black and white print. Today, Peter focuses his energies on fine art and stock photography. Using light and color, he photographs what he encounters from unusual viewpoints. Using a variety of technologies, tools, and techniques, Peter offers his viewers colorful, interesting, whimsical, and sometimes puzzling views of commonplace objects and spaces. His present projects/excursions include "Around the Island", and Buoys Traps and Warp, can be seen on this site. Constantly photographing, Peter has a diverse array of projects underway ranging from the macro photography of old electron tubes, collaged panoramas, to traditional work.

Peter attended the Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, NY, where he received degrees in photography and imaging. Among his more influential professors in the photographic arts were Ralph Hattersly, Minor White, Les Strobel, and Richard Zakia. By attending workshops at the Maine Photographic (Media) Workshops and the Photographic Resource Center, Peter continues to refine his photographic vision

His prize-winning photographs have appeared in many local and regional art shows, and in literary publications. In 2003, Peter was named one of the Top Fifty Photographers by the Maine Photographic Workshops Golden Light Awards. In 2009, Peter published Pickups, photographs depicting the detritus found in the back of pickup trucks. He also published Buoys, Traps and Warp, a study of the colorful equipment of lobster fisherman. Publishing activities for 2010 include a calendar of New England Lighthouses. Previously published books include The Boat Yard, Lines of Light, and NO! Signs on a Small Island.

Peter is not among the photographic artists who shun technology. "Today, the creative role of the photographer encompasses more than just the initial process of capturing an image," he said. "Using digital imaging technology, the photographer now has the freedom to create images that are less encumbered by the limits of the traditional photographic process. Now he can be an artist, in the fullest extent of the word".