This site contains select photos and ongoing projects from the artist-photographer Laura Peterson – me.
I do work for hire for reasonable rates and specialize in Fine Art, Special Events, and Portraits of all kinds.
I am a Seattle native who currently lives on Capital Hill in Seattle but considers San Francisco, CA and the area near Leavenworth, WA as my homes away from home. New York City is a place I love and some portion of any trip to NYC will find me at the Met, MoMA, or in the city making photographs. My life revolves around my children, my spouse, my work, my art, and my garden.
I first picked up a camera as a small child and by my late teens started traveling with a camera throughout the world, always seeking places with dazzling light, great art, and amazing people. I have been fortunate enough to travel extensively in the US and Europe on numerous occasions, and journey to various parts of Asia, India, the South Pacific, and South America to study the art and photograph the people and the scenery.
Most of my photography for the past several decades has been either for clients of for my own travel and family, and thus private. This site acts as a sort of live notebook for some recent fine art projects and ongoing learning.
My formal education in my youth is in tech from the University of Washington, but I am proud to have studied at the Photographic Center Northwest (PCNW.org) in Seattle and have taken art history coursework from the University of Washington.