Pete Tachaeur Dec 2015 and Jan 2016

Mr Peter Tachauer

Photography visited me in 2011 at the ripe old age of 56.  I was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease in 2007, and the medication can make you compulsive about things.  Thankfully, my compulsion was not unpleasant and carefully chose photography for me.  I have never considered myself artistic in any way shape or form, but (if I say so myself) I seem to have cottoned on to it quickly enough.  Thank you Parkinson’s for not being a complete b*****d to me.  As an ex-cop (of 30 years standing) I have always been a people watcher.  Street shooting just seems such a natural path for me to take.  The tremor can be a pain, and sometimes my shots ain’t the sharpest…..but even the greats have off days and they don’t even have PD!  Very keen on city night scapes too.   Currently using a Ricoh GXR with an M Mount and a Zeiss 21mm f/2.8 for street and most other things.  Also a Canon 6D vying for attention, but I am in love with the minxy Ricoh!  6D shares a case with a 70-300L, 24mm TS-E, and a 17-40L W/A.  I have been granted an exhibition at Southend Central Library from December 2014-March 2015, and my work has featured in Essex Life (shut up!) Magazine.  Recently sold 15 large framed prints to a major international investment bank. Crikey……strike a light!  I am a man on a mission. I want to cram it all in before I cannot.

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