By Adrian Zupp
In 1989, Peter made his second trip to the U.S. During his visit, he went to Yosemite National Park in California and took a photo that he sold to a San Francisco post card company. It was one of the turning points of his career.
“That was a big deal for me,” said Peter. “I think I got paid fifty bucks or something like that. But it was just the fact that I sold a photograph that would be used in America that really gave me a thrill. I was stoked!”
Just as Peter returned to the site of the Alaska shot he took in 1984 during the filming of “From the Edge with Peter Lik,” history is turning the full circle again. In this week’s episode – the series finale – Peter returns to Yosemite once again.
“I’ve been back several times over the years,” he said. “But to go back and film there was a bit of a strange feeling. I mean, over twenty years ago I got a shot I sold for fifty dollars and thought it was the greatest thing in the world. This last time, I went there with a film crew as the star of my own TV show. Who would ever have guessed it all those years ago?”
This time around, everything was filmed for all the world to see. But that’s about all that’s changed.
“Y’know, I was every bit as serious about getting the shot back then as I am today. It was still very early in my career and I was hardly making mega bucks, but photography was my life every bit as much as it is now. In those days it was still about doing whatever it took to get the shot. So in a way, I haven’t changed a bit.”
See Peter back in Yosemite National Park on “From the Edge with Peter Lik” this Thursday at 9/8c on The Weather Channel.