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Around the Galleries: Lahaina, HI

Lahaina. Once known as Lele: Hawai’ian for restless sun. Nestled on the Maui coast and known the world over as a paradise on earth. Blissful but never dull. And the perfect home for a landscape artist’s gallery. Another restless son. Aloha! The traditional Hawai’ian greeting that means “love” and “affection.” At LIK LAHAINA, the fine art photography of Peter Lik...

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Jennifer Glass: My Peter Lik Story

My introduction to Peter Lik has only been recent and through my 10-year-old son, Chris. For the last year and a half, Chris has declared that when he grows up he is going to be a photographer. He will travel the world, take pictures of nature, and open his own store to sell his work. As a good mother, I...

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Hired Gun

Last week, Uma went out on a shoot with Peter’s best mate, Michael Plumridge, who has been called “the world’s leading glamour photographer.” (www.michaelplumridge.com) AZ: Tell us what you were up to last week with Michael. MT: Photographing a beautiful swimsuit model! We went to Death Valley, then on to a couple of ghost towns, and then Red Studios in...

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The Critic in You

For a few Thursdays we’re devoting “Focal Points” to the issue of gaining confidence as a photographer. Today we discuss self-criticism. In any field of endeavor, self-criticism is important. You have to be realistic about what you’re doing: what works and what doesn’t. After all, if you can’t critique your own work, you don’t really have a basis for improvement....

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Linhof 617s III Lens Unit with Focusing Mount

You probably know that Peter has taken many of his finest shots with his Linhof Technorama 617s III film camera. Images like “Angel’s Heart,” “Bamboo” and “Majestic.” But taking great shots is more about the lens you use than the body. For much of the panoramic work Peter does with his Linhof, he uses a Schneider 72mm f/5.6 Super Angulon...

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Looking Back From the Edge

While the first season of “From the Edge with Peter Lik” is now in re-run phase on The Weather Channel, many of the highlights of the experience are still very fresh in Peter’s mind. There were many highs, the occasional low, the risks, the camaraderie, the new discoveries, and the funny moments. “Oh mate, it was such a mixture of...

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The Great “Fatoff” is Over

A while back we put up a blog post about the weight-loss competition we were holding here in Peter’s creative department. Nicknamed The Great Fatoff, we spent two months seeing who could lose the largest percentage of their starting weight. And yes, we all had weight to lose! (Actually, Mark “Uma” Thurman, the star of “Riding Shotgun,” was mostly...

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Around the Galleries: Mandalay Bay, Las Vegas

It certainly isn’t the Mandalay of Burma. But the earthy tones and tropical chic of the LIK MANDALAY gallery does hint at that faraway place. Just as the near-mystical fine art on display transports one to other faraway places, other moods. Magical. Take the Road to Mandalay, LIK MANDALAY, and experience the world’s finest landscape photography, perfectly presented in stylish...

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Wendy Irene: My Peter Lik Story

One photo has the ability to capture emotion in a fraction of a second. Likewise, it also has the ability to provoke emotion in the viewer in a mere moment. Photography is truly powerful. Spending lots of time taking photos, for me, is time well spent. I love art. Nature is art, and capturing it through a camera lens gives...

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“Eternal Beauty” Lives Up To Expectations

A week ago we blogged about Peter’s latest big release “Eternal Beauty.” We called it an “instant classic” and explained that it was being inducted into Peter’s Master Class Collection. We also reported that Peter called it “One of the five best photographs I’ve ever taken.” Well, even though it was a no-brainer, we’re pleased to report that we were...

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When a Trek Goes Wrong

AZ: You blokes recently got lost out on a shoot, which shows that even professionals, with full preparation, can sometimes lose their way. MT: Yeah, that’s right. We were coming out of the False Kiva (Canyonlands National Park, Utah), following these stacks of rocks and it was pitch black. And when I say pitch black, the moon wasn’t even out...

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Confidence Tips: Safaris

Safari: a journey or expedition, for hunting, exploration, or investigation, especially in eastern Africa; any long or adventurous journey or expedition. No, we’re not going to tell you to head to the Dark Continent to up your confidence, although holding your ground to snap a charging rhino would test your mettle. What we have in mind, well, let’s just say:...

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Locking it In

By Adrian Zupp Sometimes photography can seem like a pretty complicated affair. But often it’s the little things that can simplify it for you. Take your humble L-plate. This is a simple bracket in the shape of an L – no surprise there! – that locks your camera to the head of your tripod. Its […]...

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Getting the Ink

When Peter took his first photo at age eight, and even as he developed his skills as a youth, fame was the furthest thing from his mind. He just wanted to be a photographer. But sometimes, events have a way of overtaking us, and that’s the case with Peter’s astronomical success: 46,000 collectors of his work; numerous major international awards...

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From the Edge with Peter Lik

The year is barely half over but already it’s had multiple highlights for Peter. But none has been brighter than the premiere and ensuing success of his TV show “From the Edge with Peter Lik” on The Weather Channel. Though it was a dream of Peter’s for many years, even he did not envision the success the show would enjoy....

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The Going’s Good!

By now you probably all know that Peter’s latest release, “Eternal Beauty,” is out. And as we blogged last week, he’s calling it “One of the five best shots I’ve ever taken” and also included it in his Master Class Collection with “Ghost” and “Pele’s Whisper.” Well, the latest news is that Lik collectors know a masterpiece when they see...

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Around the Galleries: SoHo, NY

Ah yes. New York’s SoHo district. Famed neighborhood of artists down through the decades. Artistic trailblazers like Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat ignited SoHo with their creative genius. Today, Peter Lik keeps their legacy alive. The Details: New York City’s SoHo district has long been associated with the arts. Lofts, poets, galleries… bohemian paradise. These days it exemplifies upscale bohemia,...

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Michael Haynes: My Peter Lik Story

My wife, Meredith, and I honeymooned in Maui in October, 2007. We drove the road to Hana (Hawai’i) ourselves, but ran out of daylight before we made it to the fields of bamboo we had heard so much about. The next day we were strolling along the shops in Lahaina and wandered into the Peter Lik Gallery. Neither of us...

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No Such Thing as “Down Time”

By Adrian Zupp AZ: You’ve been at Lik HQ between treks for a couple of weeks, what have you been up to? MT: [whistles] Cleaning cameras, making sure the backs are clean, restocking the shelves of the equipment room, going through all the lenses to make sure they’re fine, sending out damaged bodies to get […]...

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“Eternal Beauty” an Instant Classic!

“Eternal Beauty” by Peter Lik By Adrian Zupp Very big news! Peter is calling this latest release, entitled ETERNAL BEAUTY and captured during a recent visit to Antelope Canyon in Arizona, “One of the five best shots I’ve ever taken.” In fact, Peter considers the piece to be so outstanding that he is including it […]...

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Confidence Tips: Themes

Today we continue our Focal Points miniseries on confidence for photographers. Any of you who follow Peter’s Facebook page (http://www.facebook.com/PeterLik#!/PeterLik) will know that we’ve started a new activity there that’s open to everyone. Each Friday we’re posting a theme around which our Facebook friends can go out and take photos for, then post their shots on the page the following...

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Vested Interest

The multi-pocketed photographer’s vest has been a staple of the pro scene for quite some time. But it’s an equipment item that any photographer, pro or amateur, should consider – especially those doing outdoor work. And these days, there’s quite a lot to consider. Peter’s vest was custom made by Swivler and fits his particular needs perfectly. It’s made of...

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A Lonely Profession?

To many people, photography seems like a profession for loners. You have to get out there and get it done and nobody else can do it for you. But is it really like that? “Yes and no, and it depends a bit on your situation,” said Peter. “There’s no doubt, a lot of it is solo work and the buck...

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You Gotta Love Mondays!

Monday. The day of the week that many people dread. The weekend is a memory and now it’s back to the work grind. Well, wait a second. Let’s back up a little. It really doesn’t have to be like that. In the creative department at LIK USA™ we work hard but do things a little differently. Loud music when we’re...

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Around the Galleries: Aspen, CO

Aspen – Playground to the Stars. Natural beauty, excitement, celebrities. Sounds about the right mix for a LIK GALLERY™. After all, it’s one of the most glamorous retreats in America. And Lik fine art is renowned for adding a touch of class to any living space....

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Brad Moore: My Peter Lik Story

We visit Maui every winter for a few weeks, (because we live in Seattle and it's dark that time of year), and this winter we arranged to be married on the beach at our hotel, Lahaina Shores Beach Resort. Our last night there we spent going in and out of the little shops and we ran into a former Seattlite,...

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Chowing Down

Readers of “Riding Shotgun” know that there are many challenges – mental and physical – when Peter is out on location. But every day is crowned with a very special event: dinner. AZ: When you guys are out on the road, filming for the TV series, dinner is the highlight of each day, right? MT: Yeah, because after dinner you...

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How’s Your Confidence?

We sat around the campfire here at LIK HQ and decided that confidence is a huge part of being a successful photographer. Confident on several levels. So we’ve decided to run a miniseries in Focal Points on Thursdays to address the issue....

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It All Computes

The Digital Age has had a huge impact on photography – especially the immediacy it brings to the craft. You can fire off multiple images, check them out in an instant right your camera, and sort and discard on the fly. Times have changed a lot from when every shot on film was money out of your pocket. How far...

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Everything Old is New Again

Peter just returned from yet another trip to Arizona and Antelope Canyon. Antelope, as you probably know, has been a very happy hunting ground for him over the years. “Angel’s Heart” and the highly acclaimed “Ghost” are his two most famous shots from Antelope. But if you think the well is dry, you’d be wrong. “Every time I go there,...

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It’s a Photo Op!

July 4. Independence Day. One of the most photo-friendly days on the calendar. There’ll be family get-togethers, cookouts, parades, and, of course, those fireworks displays. So make sure you have your camera with you at all times. Now, while there are some obvious things to shoot today, try and think a little outside of the box. Look for the unusual...

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Around the Galleries: La Jolla, CA

Today we start a new weekly feature on the LIK GALLERIES™. For the next 13 weeks, we will profile each of Peter’s galleries and introduce you to some of the folks who run them. We get the ball rolling with a look at LIK LA JOLLA™....

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Matt Hornbeck: My Peter Lik Story

My Peter Lik story began when an image of a vibrant, seemingly alive, red sand grabbed my eye and piqued my imagination. It was the early 1990s. I worked for someone who has turned out to be, by far, my best supervisor, to date. She introduced me to the work of Peter Lik, showing me several images, online. Later that...

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The Chemistry Factor

When you’re the key man working for a top pro like Peter Lik, you have to be on the ball, to say the least. But you also have to have good chemistry when you’re buddying up out on the road for three weeks out of every month. And that’s what I talked to Mark about this week. AZ: When you’re...

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