Here I had a conversation with Peter Black.
He’s a Wellington-based photographer. I didn’t know him, until we had this conversation. But I knew his work. I’ve known his work for a while and it’s had a profound impact on my life. In fact going to meet him, at his house, to record this conversation…well, it was a little like going to meet the king. A king. A master.
Peter Black’s work is something to marvel over – and I’ve learned so much about photography, about what it can be, and what it is able to say, from looking at his images, seeing his exhibitions, reading the books…
So it was a great thrill that, first off, he agreed to have a chat. And then meeting him – and of course recording this conversation.
We talked about his life and work and we talked through some of the books – which was a fun way of doing it, given that photography is a visual medium and here I’m presenting to you a conversation about images. No visuals to accompany, although, again, check out Peter’s work alongside this conversation. Or after.
I certainly loved this chat. And I hope you do too.