Seminar 4: Iceland: Light and Darkness in Nature

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Iceland: Light and Darkness in Nature by Peter Barss

Peter Barss is a free lance photographer, writer, and editor. His clients have included Communications Nova Scotia, Bluesletter (the publication of the East Coast Blues Society), CBC Radio, Great Atlantic Events, and various East Coast musicians including Dutch Mason, Garrett Mason, Mark Green, Shirley Jackson, Joe Murphy, Theresa Malenfant and Mary Knickle.

Perter had done the photography and design for CD covers, posters and other publicity material, and created images for the web sites for many of his clients.

Peter has also done commercial photo shoots for a number of publications including Maclean’s Magazine, Muzik, and Hearth and Home Magazine. He did the photography for books by Val Hearder, Laurie Swim (both internationally known quilters), Dawn MacNutt (sculptor), the Yarmouth Arts Regional Council, and others.

His work for books and magazines has included shots of newsmakers, pictures of artists at work, photographic documentation of works of art and crafts, and interior and exterior architectural photography.

Peter has produced two books: Images of Lunenburg County, published by McClelland & Stewart and Older Ways, published by Van Nostrand Reinhold. Both books combined his photography with interviews that he conducted and edited. He also had several one man shows of his photography that were funded and toured by the National Museums Programme and by the National Film Board. Peter’s work was also selected to be included in many group shows. His images have been purchased by the Boston Museum of Fine Arts, the Royal Ontario Museum, the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia, the National Film Board, and by private collectors.

Perter is currently interested in landscape photography that shows the relationship between mankind and Nature.