Machynlleth, March 2019

Pete Davis YN SGWRSIO GYDAG Geoff Young
Machynlleth, Mawrth 2019

Left: Pete’s 10x8 plate camera setup on location in Penrhyndeudraeth, North Wales. And the man himself in his rather special camera black cloth.

Photographer Pete Davis first wielded a camera when he was eleven years old and has since gone on to hone his craft by being an advertising and fashion photographer and was a senior lecturer in documentary photography at the University of Wales, Newport for eighteen years - nine of which he was the course leader.

Known for his large format landscape documentary photography both here in Wales and abroad, the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth staged a major retrospective exhibition of Pete's photography in 2017 featuring work from across sixty years.

Ffoton are delighted to have recorded Pete in conversation with Geoff Young - co-curator at Ffotogaleri y Gofeb in Machynlleth in March 2109 where Pete’s work was part of a group landscape exhibition ‘Rituals of Intimacy’ - alongside work by John Blakemore, Peter Cattrell, Marian Delyth and Aled Rhys Hughes. This conversation was recorded following a morning event where the photographers gave a public talk at the gallery.

Triptych from Pete’s ongoing ‘Village and memorial Halls’ series. © Pete Davis

See below for a small selection of Pete's work, reproduced here on Ffoton with kind permission of the photographer.

Yma ar Ffoton trwy garedigrwydd y ffotograffydd fe welwch gasgliad bychan o'i waith isod.

View more of Pete's work on his website
Follow his current adventures on Instagram @petedavisphoto

Gallery images © Pete Davis and used with permission of the photographer.
Banner image © Brian Carroll

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