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.