Peter Lopez has been a long-time resident of Monmouth County, NJ, who has always taken an interest in photography. He started quite modestly, keeping a photo journal of his travels, both here and abroad. Family and friends appreciated his photos and encouraged him to pursue photography more seriously. In retirement, Peter has found the time to follow this advice and make photography his avocation.
In the past six or so years, he has made acquaintances with like-minded photo artists and gained membership to a number of local organizations: The Guild of Creative Art, Shrewsbury, NJ; The Raritan Photographic Society, East Brunswick, NJ; and the Art Alliance of Monmouth County, Red Bank, NJ. Peter’s work has appeared in these venues as well as The Grounds for Sculpture, Hamilton Township, NJ; Monmouth County Fair, East Freehold, NJ; Princeton Alliance Church, Plainsboro, NJ; Central Jersey Blood Center, Shrewsbury, NJ; Monmouth Festival of the Arts, Tinton Falls, NJ; Monmouth County Arts Council at the Monmouth Museum on the campus of Brookdale Community College; Monmouth County Clerks Office & Monmouth County Agricultural Center, East Freehold, NJ; and the Monmouth County Camera Club, Colts Neck, NJ.
Peter first started out by photographing nature, seascapes, and landscapes. More recently, he has taken up digital photography and used Photo Shop, the computer program, to polish his work. His photographic subjects have varied over this same time, and his images now trend more towards architectural and historical artifacts, often at a macro scale.
As a result of his membership in the organizations listed above and the help of experienced individuals who have given him encouragement, Peter has been developing his artistic expression and is pleased that his efforts have been increasingly fruitful. He has met with success in recent art and photo competitions. Even so, he believes an artist will see positive qualities in his work that he does not see, demonstrating that he has yet to reach a full understanding of his artistic vision.