Photographs, through 5/29, Downtown Coffee Grounds, Lodi (reception 6-8 pm, 5/1). 608-592-3325. Website
Pete has been fortunate enough to have lived in a number of locations overseas for the better part of 30 years. The bulk of his photos are in the “tourist” mode of photography, “taking pictures because it was the thing to do, an opportunity to prove I had ‘been there’ to friends, provide input to scrapbooks and slide shows for friends and family.” The patrons who have bought his work off the walls love it because of his natural artistic eye: the color and composition pulling you in, and often a great story.
Locations include: 1972 in Japan for 2 years. 4 years in Korea and several years in Germany. In 1980, his photography became dormant until moving to Sicily in 1992.
He moved back to Germany in 1999 when his mind-set changed. He became attentive to the technical aspects of photography: shutter speeds, aperture, metering, composition and other functions of his camera.
Currently the walls of the Downtown Coffee Grounds are adorned with quite a few images from Pete's adventures including a few masks from Venice, Italy.