could say my interest in photography began in the darkroom, when I
watched a friend produce black and white images under a red light. I
was fascinated by what darkroom chemicals could do. Ironically, I wound
up shooting color.
"I strive for strong color, but my images aren't color-dependent.
You could take the color out and they'd still have strong graphics. If
you just rely on color, your viewer doesn't have anywhere to go next.
"Africa is a source of constant inspiration for me. My first major
assignment was a seven-month caravan trek from Capetown to Cairo. No
one had done anything like it before. At the end of the trip, when we
wagon-wheeled our 43 Airstream Trailers between the sphinx and the
Great Pyramid, I felt we had achieved something. The pictures from that
trip really got me noticed and started on my career."
Pete is a legend of contemporary color photography. He has over 300
awards to his credit and his work is represented in major museums
around the world. While Pete has shot ad campaigns, commercial images
and even movie stills, travel photography keeps calling him back. His
most recent book is Pete Turner African Journey.