Peter Black

This is the first blog post about one of a few favourite New Zealand photographers - Peter Black.  His photos, especially some of the early Black & Whites, capture 'real world' images of regular life of Kiwis at the time.

I was born in 1948 in Christchurch New Zealand. In 1973, wanting to make sure I could work my newly purchased duty free Pentax spotmatic, I took my veryfirst photograph. Stepping out of the shop in Brisbane with a roll of black and white film in the camera I photographed a family of three newspaper sellers. It looks uncannily like my work many years later.

The film was developed by the local chemist, checked and forgotten about as I travelled on a two year backpacking odyssey through Asia, taking tourist snaps.....