About Me - PeterMather

Peter Mather Photography

I was inspired to delve into photography when I was at University in 1994. I was mesmerized by Ken Madsen's touring Yukon Wildlands slideshow and I was inspired by the beauty of the Yukon and the fight to protect some of its key wilderness areas. After the show, I began tinkering with cameras and have been every since.

Photography gives me the opportunity to capture a unique moment in time. I love it because a single image can tell a story, inform and inspire. I think of every image as a memory.

My photography is a combination of photojournalism and a fine art. I hope to inspire people to explore outdoors and to preserve our wildlife and our wild lands. I essentially have pursued a career as a photojournalist since 2013.

To follow my work, please visit Peter Mather Photography Facebook page and on instagram @matherpeter

Contact: peter@petermather.com

Porcupine Caribou herd  in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

Awards

2016 - National Magazine Awards (Canada), two of six finalist for photo essay of the year.

2016 - Nature's Best, Polar Passion, Highly Honoured

2016 - Oasis Photo Contest, 1st place in three categories (Storyboard, Mammals, Birds)

2016 - Canadian Community Newspaper Award, Best Photo Essay

2016 - Ma Murray Community Newspaper Awards, Gold Photo Essay Award

2015 Wildlife Photographer of the Year - Nominated for top 50 in People's Choice Award

2014 Wildlife Photographer of the Year - 14 of 20 images made it to the final round (No prizes)

2013 Admitted into the iLCP - "International League of Conservation Photography"

2012 Art Wolfe International Conservation Photography Award

Recent Publications

FEBRUARY 2016 - PANASONIC ADVERTISEMENT

- Outdoor Photography Canada and Photo News magazines

OCTOBER 2015 - PACIFIC STANDARD ONLINE

- A recent article profiling my work in Pacific Standard.  

JUNE 2015 - MACLEAN'S MAGAZINE

- Photo essay on the Porcupine Caribou Herd's epic migration.

APRIL 2015 - GOOD MAGAZINE

- Feature story on the efforts to protect the Yukon's Peel Watershed.

JANUARY 2015 - NORTH OF ORDINARY MAGAZINE

- Photo essay on aerial images of the North.

FEBRUARY 2014 - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FRANCE

- Cover Image

DECEMBER 2015 - NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE

- My Shot image of Northern Flickers.

JANUARY 2014 - GEO MAGAZINE

- Feature story on the Yukon Territory.



Photo Equipment

Panasonic/Lumix GX8 camera

Panasonic/Lumix GH4 camera

Panasonic/Lumix 7-14mm lens

Lumix/Leice 100-400mm lens

Nikon D4, D3, D90, D3200 and D700

500mm f/4

200-400mm f/4

100-400mm

80 - 200mm f/2.8

14 - 24mm f/2.8

17 - 35mm f/2.8

55mm f/2.8

1.4x extender

Nikon speedlight SB-900

SPL underwater camera housing

Ikelite underwater camera housing for D700

Pocket wizards

Singh ray neutral density filters

Trailmaster camera traps




Porcupine Caribou herd  in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.
I want to give a shout out to my wonderful family, my loving partner Terri, and my three step kids - Kennedy, Ava, and Maya. Who inspire me everyday. Thank-you!! Also, thanks for letting me be your outdoor adventure paparazzi. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

My Photographic Inspiration

The following photographers have defined my work and helped me to discover who I am as an artist and journalist.

1. Ken Madsen, my mentor and inspiration. I don't think there is another man in the Yukon who has inspired so many people to get out and adventure, and whose work on protecting wild places has had so much impact.

2. My good friend Robert Postma (Distant Horizons ) who I have shared many adventures with and hopefully many more.

3. National Geographic photographer Paul Nicklen (Paul Nicklen Photography) who showed me the dedication required to become a top photojournalist and how to effect change.




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