Peter Peryer

A DigitalNZ Story by Courtney Johnston

A New Zealand photographer known for his small, slow, carefully selected output, Peryer's work often plays with scale, the patterns found in nature, and the fortuitous delights of found objects. He has also taken some of the most striking portraits in New Zealand art history, including the 'Erika' series.

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Self portrait with rooster

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Isabella

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Farm study

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Frozen flame

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Erika

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New Zealand 15.3.1991

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My parents

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Trig, Rangitoto Island

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Untitled. From the portfolio: Mars Hotel

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Poppies

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Rabbit

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The Meccano bus

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Headless chicken

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Journey to Wellington. From the portfolio: Gone home

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Trout, Lake Taupo

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Erika, winter

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Fork and spoon, 2003

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Throne

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Alligators

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Erika on Mount Victoria

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Home

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Weta

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Birds, Chatham Islands

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Seeing

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Bluff

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Jam rolls

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Untitled (lillies). From: the alphabet series

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Sand shark

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Deer

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After Rembrandt

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Coolstore

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The Bracelet

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