Vale, Peter Jarver [Was: Lightning and Storm Photography tips]

Discussion in 'Australia Photography' started by Phred, Jun 29, 2003.

  1. Phred

    Phred Guest

    G'day Abo,

    This note of yours reminded me of an item I've been meaning to mention
    in a couple of groups -- Peter Jarver died in Kuranda in north
    Queensland a few weeks ago. [Obit by Roz Pulley in _The Cairns Post
    Weekend Extra_ 10-May-2003 p.3]

    Peter was one of Australia's finest photographers, and one of his
    specialties was photographing electrical storms. In fact, he gave up
    on his electrical engineering degree and moved to Darwin in the
    Northern Territory just so he could capture them on film. (Darwin,
    with some 40,000 flashes each wet season, is one of the best places in
    the world to study electrical storms.)

    However, Peter also had great talent for capturing the mood of
    Australia's vast landscapes and in 1994 was the first(?) landscape
    photographer to be awarded a Master of Photography by the Australian
    Institute of Professional Photography.

    He and his wife, Deborah, moved to Kuranda in 1993 and opened
    galleries there and in Cairns. His work has been published in books,
    magazines and calendars, and may be found in galleries, collections,
    and adorning the walls of international airports and hotels.

    The Peter Jarver Online site is:

    You can see some of his "skyscapes" on the "Limited Editions" link
    (Click on the thumbnails to get a larger image, and some brief
    technical notes. There are a few other sky/lightning shots on some of
    the other links too, but the LE/Skyscapes has a good sample which you
    can easily browse.)

    Cheers, Phred.
    Phred, Jun 29, 2003
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  2. Phred

    Mr Biggus, Guest

    About the Photographer

    Peter Jarver - Master of Photography AIPP - 21st August 1953 - 24th
    April 2003

    After a brief illness, Peter Jarver passed away peacefully with his
    family by his side on 24th April 2003 aged 49 years. We invite you to
    read about the photographer and share in his passion for nature.

    "Time really tells who the true masters are and he will go down as one
    of them. The power of his images are going to live on for
    generations." Ken Duncan 2003
    Mr Biggus,, Jun 29, 2003
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  3. Phred

    John Guest

    Do you know how/why he died?
    Mr Biggus, wrote in message ...
    John, Jun 30, 2003
  4. Phred

    Mr Biggus, Guest

    Do you know how/why he died?
    Thats all his website says.

    There are some AMAZING photos on that site, WELL worth looking at.
    Mr Biggus,, Jun 30, 2003
  5. Too young, too soon. The world is poorer for the loss of such a
    talented eye.

    Bob ^,,^
    Bob Harrington, Jun 30, 2003
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