Peter J Baumgartner’s fine art photography is often characterized by the deliberate manipulation of imagery to visualize time, natural forces and explore living ecologies. His photographs have been exhibited in group shows nationally as well as online. Ten of his landscapes are in the collection of the National Film Board of Canada. A number of others are in private collections.
In 2004, Sheridan House published his well-reviewed book, ‘London Goes To Sea’, about his restoration of an old sailboat and its passages along the New England coast. In 2007, he extended the narrative in a blog which includes many of his photographs. ‘London Goes To Sea’ continues to be available on Amazon.com.
As a student at Tufts University, Peter studied photography for three years with the School of the Museum of Fine Arts faculty. After Tufts Peter wandered the western US and Canada in a van with a custom photo platform built on the roof. The platform was modeled on the one Ansel Adams had on the roof of his station wagon. Peter worked for several years during this period as a freelance photographer before returning East to attend Boston University. At BU he studied computer science - with a particular interest in applying computer technology to publishing. After working in the industry, Peter founded North Atlantic Publishing Systems, Inc. (NAPS) in 1989 and has served as CEO ever since. NAPS has focused on creating software tools for large publishers and language translation houses.
Peter also volunteers his photography skills for Boston area non-profits; most notably WGBH, the PBS Boston TV affiliate. His photos are used on their website.
Peter J Baumgartner - Photo Resume
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS - RECENT PHOTO BOOKS & CATALOGS
"FOLIAGE" November, 2018 photo book 13×11 in, 33×28 cm 76 pp 32 color photos. Preview or order here:http://www.blurb.com/b/9063372-foliage"Death Valley Elementals: An Annotated Catalog" August, 2018 . 32 pp 25 color photos. Preview or order here: http://www.blurb.com/b/9063372-foliage Limited edition of 100.
Solo show - City of Reno Galleries, 'Death Valley Elementals', Reno, NV, Sept.17 - Nov 2, 2018 Arts Center, Reno, NV.
Two images shortlisted for Royal Photographic Society contest: 'Urban Life'
LA Art Show - 'Near The Dead Pine', Los Angeles, CA Jan. 10-14, 2018. www.laartshow.com
Los Angles Center of Photography, 'Fine Art', May 19-June 23, 2017, Los Angeles, CA.
Sohn Fine Art Gallery, 'Seeds', May19-July 9, 2017, Lenox, MA.
VillageWorks, 'Driven To Abstraction', Oct1-31,2017, Acton, MA
Royal Photographic Society, 'Landscapes', online competition, short-list. Oct, 2017.
Earth Month 2016 City Of LA Exhibit, El Tranquillo Gallery, Los Angeles, CA
Favorite Photograph Exhibition, LensScratch
100 Years of National Parks: The North East, G2 Gallery, Venice, CA
Green, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Junction, VT
iPhonography Now, Plymouth Center for the Arts, Plymouth, MA
Night Photography: Dusk to Dawn, Photoplace Gallery, Middlebury, VT
Into Abstraction, Emerson Umbrella, Concord, MA
Perfect Storm, Rocky Neck Art Colony, Cultural Center Gallery, Gloucester, MA
Lines, Darkroom Gallery, Essex Jct, VT
Off The Beaten Path: Views From Yosemite, G2 Gallery, Venice, CA
My Daily Photograph – ‘Flamingo’, Duncan Miller Gallery,
Santa Monica, CA
Earth Awards 2015, LensCulture Competition Gallery
National Film Board of Canada, Ottawa, Canada – 10 landscapes.
2016 Show review - The Photograph Collector, 1/16
2015 Show review - Gail McCarthy, Gloucester Daily Times, 2/5/15
2004 Book review - Victor Mallet, The Financial Times, 12/18/04
"Death Valley Elementals: An Annotated Catalog" August, 2018 . 32 pp 25 color photos. Order here: http://www.blurb.com/b/8891145-death-valley-elementals
Gloucester Daily Times – photograph – 2/5/15
London Goes To Sea – book - 224 pp. Sheridan House, 2004. (avail. Amazon.com)
How To Run Aground, Sail Magazine, 2002
Beautiful British Columbia Magazine – photo series on ‘Government House and its Gardens’
Tufts University, BA English, Photography: School of the Museum of Fine Arts
Computer Science: Boston University
Creative Writing: University of Iowa
North Atlantic Publishing Systems, Inc – 1989 - Present – founder and CEO. Developer of software tools for publishers and language translators – www.napsys.com
SPE – Society for Photographic Education
RPS - Royal Photographic Society.
Peter J. Baumgartner
Phone & Text: 978 764 8563