Pete Herlihy

PhotographerMichele Taras
PrizeHonorable Mention
Entry Description

I had the pleasure this week of photographing fellow photographer Pete Herlihy. I met him at his home studio, where he brought out this fabulous Australian hat. Of course, as photographers we are most comfortable on the other side of the camera, but Pete definitely scored top points in the people I have enjoyed photographing. Pete Herlihy is most commonly known for his figure studies. I gained a lot of knowledge from Pete with regards to his lighting techniques during our session. He also encouraged me to use a tripod, and lent me his. I fumbled around, used to going without one, and between shots I would frequently hear Pete giving me feedback on how to properly use his tripod. I hope you enjoy viewing his portraits as much as I enjoyed taking them.

About Photographer

I was born in Montreal, Canada. When I was 14, my grandmothers bought me my first camera, and it has been my passion ever since. I started out experimenting with shutter speeds, aperture... and in the beginning nobody understood the purpose behind my photographs. I even remember my mom chastising me not to waste so much film. (I think I am dating myself! Lol) These days, my mindset has evolved, and I seem to be continuously seeking new projects to photograph - projects with purpose that have something to say about the life we live. I hope you enjoy viewing my photographs.