Photographer Background Info
Peter Lik born in Australia, 1959 in the city of Melbourne. Lik was born in Australia although to Czech parents who immigrated to Australia after World War ll. He did not attend college.
Liks Style of Photography
Peter Lik is best known for his nature and panoramic landscape shots. He hosted a TV show "From the Edge with Peter Lik" on the weather channel for a year.
Claim To Fame
In 1984 Lik made his first trip to the United States. He traveled around the country in an old van taking pictures of the beautiful scenery. He was introduced for the first time to panoramic cameras while visiting Alaska, he learned a lot about large format photography during this period. Following he went to all 50 states and sold some pictures for calendars and postcards. Upon his return to Australia Lik began experimenting with panoramic photography. The early 90s consisted of him traveling through the outback and shooting little- seen areas. He arrived back in the U.S. in 1994 to open Lik USA in Las Vegas, Nevada containing the facility that printed and framed his photos. In December 2010, Lik sold a photograph for $1 million to an anonymous collector, his highest-priced sale at that time.
Peter Liks Awards
Lik has gotten a fair amount of awards in his occupation. Being the landscape photographer that he is he has received American Aperture Awards for best landscape/seascape/nature photographer in 2013. He also received the Nature Best Photography Windland Smith Rice International Award in 2010, and the Master of Photography, Professional Photographers of America in 2010.
Lik must feel very confident about his work considering this statement: "I am the worlds most famous photographer, the most sought after photographer, most awarded photographer." He has also stated: "The purpose pf all my photos is to capture the power of nature and convey it in a way that inspires someone to feel passionate and connected to the image." Lik feels his work inspires as well as amuses.
Peoples Thoughts On Peter Liks Photography
People love his photographs, he sold the worlds most expensive photo for $6.5 million. His target market is tourists with a lot of money. 95% of "Premium Peter Lik" photos are sold with the price of $17,500. The last editions have been known to spike up to $200,000. This alone here should show what people think of Lik, he is indeed by stats the worlds best photographer.
I respect Peter Lik and what he does, many people enjoy his work and are willing to spend a lot of money to own it themselves. I admire his dedication to his occupation; my brother does photography on the side for fun. It is brutal spending hours to get just one perfect shot. Lik amuses many and from what he says seems to make many happy with his photographs, he does it for the people as well as himself.