Peter Wallack's Biography

I have been teaching since 1968. I
did my masters degree in City and
Regional Planning and needed a final
studio presentation. I bought a
Minolta SRT 101, in 1972, and was
off with my wife Ruth to visit her
brother, Robert Wornan in London as a base of
operations for shooting a photo essay on New Towns
(Garden Cities). Bob would have none of me using my
camera with just the 50mm lens. He gave me his Nikon with
wide angle, normal, and telephoto lenses. When I wasn’t
visiting New Towns, Bob and Julie took Ruth and me to
Cambridge. My slide show images actually worked so well my
advisor at Pratt Institute, got me some federal money and
teamed me up with Media for the Urban Environment to make
a series of videos on using found spaces to facilitate
schools. Simultaneously, my roll of Cambridge, England was
fortunately very good because it was extremely beautiful that
March day with great warmth for that time of year, wonderful
huge trees still without leaves, canals, people in boats,
daffodil fields with contemplative folks… 

By 1974, I was deeply into black and white film with much
shooting of my first born, Samantha, as a subject, my
darkroom, and directing some educational televisions pieces
at Columbia University where I was doing my doctorate. In
1977, friends helped me set up a color darkroom with the
Minolta Mod IV and its color/white light analyzer. I was getting
darkroom instruction from experienced people nearby and
from a consummate published known professional from
Paris, where Bob and Julie now lived. I shot up local scenery
in the beautiful upper Westchester and Putnam Counties in
New York. I improved, made some nice images and joined a
cooperative gallery in New York City, Soho Photo, located
then off Fifth Avenue and 13 th Street. I would have shows
there but more importantly I learned how to think art and
photography together. 

As the years went by I shifted to many cooperative galleries
and then started to do art shows. My subject matter was
diverse: landscapes on a scale of a few hundred feet,
landscapes with people and man-made objects, the childbirth
of my second daughter, Alison, in 1978, flowers and water
lilies, and third world people to landscapes . I taught World
Cultures so photographing the third world produced
curriculum slide shows, and the images that were the best of
from that had me calling myself Ends Of The Earth
Photography when I was listed for shows. 

Comes time to think about a warm place to retire in 2002, so
in 1998 my wife and I discover Sanibel Island off the
southwest coast of Florida. I come home and quickly rent a
house for August 1999, fall in love with all the birds on this
site and the rest you can see. I became a bird photographer
in need of learning new techniques. To get those
techniques, I have joined various other professional bird
photographers. I now own my retirement house on Sanibel
Island and even discovered Pelican Trees. 

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