McGaw Graphics is delighted to welcome photographer Peter Lundqvist, whose luminous landscapes appear in the new Photography 2017 Collection. Lundqvist is a Swedish fine art nature and landscape photographer who travels the world looking for the next outdoor adventure that he can capture in photographic format. We spoke with Peter to learn more about his process and inspiration behind his photographs (interview below). See the Peter Lundqvist Print Collection:
MG: How did you develop and interest in photography?
PL: I've been interested in photography for as long as I can remember, but it wasn't until I turned 40 that I had enough money and free time to do it on a more serious level. I'm a curious person by nature and I always look for ways to improve and learn new things. At the beginning I read pretty much everything that was photography related, combined with lots of practice in the field I quickly improved.
MG: What equipment do you use?
PL: I primarily use Canon equipment. My camera is the Canon 5D Mk III. Lenses I use the most are the Canon TS-E 24mm f/3,5 L II and the Irix 15mm f/2,4. Lenses that I use to a lesser extent is the Canon 24-105mm f/4 L IS and the Canon 70-300mm f/4-5,6 L IS. I use an Induro tripod with an Achratech ballhead.
MG: What inspires you? What artists/photographers inspire you?
PL: I'm mostly inspired by nature, watching nature transform through the seasons and daily changes in atmospheric conditions and light. Photographers that inspire me are Marc Adamus, Ted Gore, Michael Shainblum and Max Rive to name a few.
MG: What are your hobbies (besides art)?
PL: There's no time left for other hobbies beside photography.
MG: What jobs have you done besides being a photographer?
PL: I'm a social worker, helping people with mental and physical disabilities.
MG: What is your favorite subject or location to photograph?
PL: Favorite subjects are mountains, lakes and wildflowers, preferably all of them together in a single frame. My favorite locations are Lofoten Islands, Norway. Tuscany, Italy and the Pacific Northwest, USA.
MG: Is there a particular shot that you are especially proud of?
PL: I'm particularly proud of a picture that I took in Val d'orcia, Italy. It's a picture that I had envisioned and planned to take for many years. So when I finally got the picture it felt like a great accomplishment.
MG: What is your dream project?
PL: My dream project is most often my next project and right now I really want to shoot in a drier climate than I'm used to. Places like Death Valley, Joshua tree national park, White pocket and Monument Valley are on my bucket list.