Peter Strain lives in Broome in the spectacular Kimberley region of Western Australia. While he is best known for his work as a television producer and Director of Photography for documentaries and commercials - he has maintained a passion for stills photography over a thirty year career in film, television, theatre and music production.
Science and Industry photography see Industrial and General photography
He has inherited a passion for the sea from his family that includes brothers with long and varied careers as fishermen and divers. Peter has previously taken periods to work as a diver and deckhand to satisfy a calling to the sea inherited from several generations of sea life.
The "Creatures of the Giant Tides" collection has enabled him to combine his professional media and photographic skills with 'sea life'. This collection featured in the Australian Geographic magazine in Jan 2008.
In 2008 Peter also had another picture story in Australian Geographic featuring photos of a giant Boab tree and it's jourrney and transplant from the Kimberley to Kings Park in Perth. See gallery of boab journey in main galleries menu. In 2009 Australian Geographic ran a story by Peter called "Eyes on the Tides". In 2009 Photo Review Australia, the nation's second most popular photographic magazine, ran a five page feature on Peter's photographic art -"Creature Discomforts".
Peter lives with his wife, Rowena, and daughter, Grace, in a typical old Broomestyle house in Cable Beach, Broome. He has a 22 year old son, Jack, who splits his time between Perth and Broome.
He spends many hours most weeks out on the tidal flats of Roebuck Bay and travels regularly by four wheel drive, boat and light aircraft to remote areas of the Kimberley coast filming and photographing for television, industrial, advertising and photographic projects.
Peter has a longstanding involvement with his Broome community. More public achievements include projects that have helped to raise the profile of 'Broome culture' including:
- "Bran nue Dae" - Peter managed the core creative team for the development of one of Australia's most successful stage musicals. He was also Associate Producer for the inaugral season of this project.
"Mary G Show" (Series 1)- Peter was the Producer and Director and co-writer of this award winning television comedy series produced for SBS television.
"Surfing the Menu" (Broome episode) - Peter was the Line Producer for this showcase episode of this series produced by Mago Films.
"Goolarri Television" - Peter and Mark Bin Bakar established a television station for a local Indigenous organization that broadcasts to the Broome community.
"Koolan Island Loop Television" - Peter established a television loop system for Koolan Iron Ore - new mining settlement at Koolan Island near Broome.
"Giant Tides" In 2008/9 Peter established a gallery and theatrette in Broome's historic old Sun Pictures complex highlighting art in nature in the Kimberley intertidal environment incorporating photographic art and multimedia displays with a linked website presence.
Also take a look at samples of
Peter Strain's video and TV samples
such as "Time Flies" with Damien Thornber, and "The True Kimberley" a look at Derby community. See funny video of Peter Strain's photo art work. And a corporate and government video production example: LNG and the Kimberley. Or an example of a TV commercial "Frangipani Resort".
For advice or a quote on photography, web media, cross platform or TV and video production by Peter Strain, call direct on 0407926827
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