Peter Stephenson is an experienced and seasoned freelance photographer living in the UK, he also done work across Europe as a travel photographer, Peter loves photographing Europe, the People and the Culture his favourite location is Majorca and he has written a travel blog for Northern Majorca.

Experience Highlights

  • Photography in Finland, Spain, Belgium, Gibraltar, Balearic Islands, Mallorca and Minorca.
  • Peter’s photographs have been used for travel guides, publicity, and marketing for travel websites.
  • Peter has also work as personal photographer in both Brussels and the Balearic Islands.

Competitions and Awards

  • Lensculture - Art Photography Awards 2019
  • Landscape Photographer of the Year competition 2018
  • Wanderlust's Photo of the Year competition 2017
  • National Geographic Traveller (UK) Photography Competition 2016

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2019 France - Road Trip down of Western France
Saint Malo, which is a fully walled city, Fort national just outside the city walls, it was built to protect the city from privateers. Saint-Malo dates back to the 12th century on a nearby rocky island. It is worth exploring the many shops and cafes inside the city walls

2017 Mallorca – Alcúdia and Soller
I have taken some outstanding landscape and travel photographs on the north of Majorca / Mallorca which included such locations as old Soller Town, Port de Soller, Port de Pollença, old Pollença town, Cala Sant Vicenç, Port d'Alcúdia, Ca'n Picafort and old Alcudia Town with its town wall dating back to the fourteenth century.

2016 Stockholm - Gamla Stan Old Town
Old town Gamla Stan One of the world's best-preserved medieval city centres. Ancient alleys lined with crooked buildings, where craft shops and galleries are there for you to visit. The Royal Palace is also on Gamla Stan island.

2015 Bruges, Belgium – Medieval Centre
The medieval center of Bruges is remarkably well preserved and is a UNESCO world heritage site. Many of the medieval buildings in the ancient squares are still privately owned, so you need to time your visit to avoid the tourists.

2014 Brussels Belgium - Grand Place
Belgium's capital, with its art nouveau facades and notable buildings architecture, in the Grand Place which is one of the world's most beautiful squares, with the town hall (Hotel de Ville) Gothic tower, which you can see the tower from most corners of the city.

2012 Mallorca – Porto De Soller and the Orange Express.
On the north of Majorca in Old Soller town is the Orange Express which is built in 1911 and goes through the Tramuntana mountains to Palma, the Orange express runs from Soller railway station, there also a tram to Port De Soller also of 1913 to connect the Soller to the Port. The Orange Express was built initially to transport oranges and lemons to Palma Port, and it is a very popular tourist attraction as it passes through the Tramuntana mountains.

2011 Helsinki, Finland - View of the northern capital of Europe
Helsinki is the capital of Finland which is very compact, easy to get around for photography and to photograph Helsinki's has two outstanding cathedrals, the Evangelical Lutheran cathedral to admire its stunning architecture in Senate Square and Uspenski Cathedral is the main cathedral of the Finnish Orthodox Church in the diocese of Helsinki

2010 Gibraltar – British Style at the tip of Spain
Gibraltar is a British Overseas Territory and headland, on Spain's south coast. The Rock of Gibraltar is a 426m-high limestone ridge which was first settled by the Moors in the middle ages and later ruled by Spain; the Rock has been governed by Britain since 1713, from upper Rock you can photograph Spain and La Linea, the best time is in the early morning before sunrise.

2009 - Travel and Tourism - Brussels
The Grand Place or Grote Markt is the central square of Brussels which dates back to the 14th century. It was my first visit to Brussels for travel photography so I needed to explore the city, its 14th-century square, and its gothic town hall, to look best places to photograph, which included the Galeries Royales Saint-Hubert, which was the first glazed shopping arcade in Europe and it is still one of the most elegant.

2005 to 2008 - Photographer at Harper Collins Publishing
Responsible for carrying out picture research for book and publications to find the images for the publications from stock libraries

2000 to 2004 - Assistant Photographer, Bristol
Worked on photo shoots for family portraits and lifestyle, this also involved setting the studio lighting for each shoot to ensure the quality of the studio's photography

1999 - Photojournalist - Bridgewater, Somerset,
Worked on taking photographs for local new and events around Somerset

1998 - Photojournalist – News Bristol, Somerset
Worked on taking photographs for local new and events around Bristol

Specialised area of Expertise

Travel
Advertising
Photojournalism
Black and White Photography
Stock Photography

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