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My Peter Lik Story: Jean Francois

When I bought my first Peter Lik photographs, my two sons were about three and four. The first one I bought is Last Surf and the second, that I bought just a couple months later, is Shore Watch. At home, I refer to my Lik images only as “Peter Liks.” As in: “You guys can […]...

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Casey Raz: My Peter Lik Story

This week, we noticed a story posted online by The Oregonian that very much deserved our attention. In the city of Tualatin, Oregon a young budding photographer by the name of Casey Raz – who also happens to be a huge Peter Lik fan – won the city’s Arbor Day Photo Contest after submitting his […]...

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Rob Hogarth: My Peter Lik Story

More years ago than I care to admit, I was in Las Vegas, and was walking along the walkway between the Luxor and Mandalay Bay when I happened to notice a photo gallery. I walked into the gallery to ask about the piece and was greeted by, as it turns out, the Gallery Director. He explained that this particular piece...

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Juliana Bo: My Peter Lik Story

As far back as I can remember, I have always had an interest in photography. I remember tinkering with the idea of being a photographer when I immigrated to the United States from the Czech Republic in 2000 and took my first trip to that tropical paradise we call Hawaii. I recall later buying my […]...

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Jennifer Wilson: My Peter Lik Story

When my husband I were engaged and early on in our marriage we would take trips from San Jose, California to Pier 39 in San Francisco. There was a Peter Lik Gallery at the end of the Pier. We would go in and just enjoy the beauty surrounding us. I really enjoyed those trips....

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Bryan A. Schroeder: My Peter Lik Story

Knowing that there is someone out there making a career in nature photography changed my life. Realizing that my dream can actually come true has given me the hope and motivation I need to try my best in life and in photography. Traveling the world and finding the most extreme and beautiful places is only the first part of my...

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Ian Haight: My Peter Lik Story

Aloha! Ian Haight here from the LIK LAHAINA™ gallery on the beautiful island of Maui, Hawai’i where I work as a Senior Art Consultant. My Peter Lik Story took place when I was the Assistant Director at the Kona Gallery, Big Island. Pete was in town because he was doing a volcano shoot on the other side of the island....

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Lindsay Fields: My Peter Lik Story

We thought we’d try something different for the Peter Lik Story series so we sent out an email to Peter’s employees to see if anyone had a good tale to tell. Well, within 15 minutes, we had one! Lindsay Fields works at LIK USA™ headquarters in Las Vegas as the Materials Coordinator for our Production Department. I had never heard...

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Denise Meredith: My Peter Lik Story

By Denise Meredith My Peter Lik story starts in 2002 when I was diagnosed with glaucoma. In a mad panic, I decided to book a 15-day trip to Australia because I wanted to see it in all its majesty before I went blind. An insurance policy matured which gave me enough money for a holiday […]...

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Amy Noble: My Peter Lik Story

t was a series of chance encounters and decisions that led me to Peter Lik and his work in November 2009. I had booked a two-week holiday in Byron Bay, NSW (Australia), to celebrate my 22nd birthday; however, two weeks before leaving I decided to see how much a trip to New York would be instead. When I realised it...

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David Murphy: My Peter Lik Story

By David Murphy You could say I lost to Peter Lik six times this year. In one contest, the Epson International Pano Awards. Peter achieved six silver awards on the photos he entered while my entry received a bronze award. The competition received over 3,500 entries for 2011. One of those was mine, my first […]...

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Sue Bidstrup: My Peter Lik Story

My husband and I were in Las Vegas for a weekend with friends about three years ago and we were winning! We walked into a Peter Lik gallery having no idea what was about to happen -- we were blown away by the beautiful photographs! Naturally, we were in a great mood since we we’d been having good luck at...

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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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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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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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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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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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Scott Brown: My Peter Lik Story

My wife and I were introduced to Peter’s work by my brother, Steve, and his wife Jody, in Hawaii. When Steve and Jody took us to Peter’s Waikiki gallery we were in awe. The gallery, the light show, and Rama – one of the consultants at the gallery – were a few things that sold us on Peter’s work. We...

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Steve Roberts: My Peter Lik Story

Steve’s Peter Lik Story first appeared as a post on his personal blog. We liked it so much we asked him if we could use it too. What follows is the piece, just as Steve wrote it, with only very minor touching up. On my way Thursday night to catch up with some friends at a gallery event in...

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Fred Claflin: My Peter Lik Story

Before I go into my Peter Lik connection, let me cover some background information about myself to set up the connection. After graduating from high school, I was accepted to study at the Boston Museum School of Fine Art, but due to family situations I was forced to go to work full time instead of pursuing my passion. One thing...

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Darleen Prem: My Peter Lik Story

I don’t know that my situation is necessarily a challenge but it certainly is a hurdle. Or perhaps I should say that a new chapter in my life is unfolding. In the near future I will become an Army mom. My only child will be graduating next year and going on to pursue his dream of becoming an Army Chaplain....

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Richard Gilbert: My Peter Lik Story

I had been dating my girlfriend, Michelle, for a year when she took me to the Peter Lik gallery in La Jolla, California. Her friend, Danielle, had recently returned from Australia and introduced Peter’s work to her who in turn introduced it to me. I was immediately blown away by "Dark Side of the Moon" and was determined to visit...

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Keith Hearn: My Peter Lik Story

A while back we called for Peter Lik collectors, fans and Facebook friends to submit their best Peter Lik story, telling us how Peter or his work has somehow impacted their life. The response was great and we plan to run these stories each weekend. We encourage readers to keep the stories coming. Please submit to socialmedia@peterlik.com. To get things...

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