Peter Tasker

As a National Trust gardener in the Lake District, it is no surprise that Peter Tasker’s main photographic subjects are plants, both cultivated and wild. Peter’s eye for detail and subtle editing techniques enhances the beauty of flora that are sometimes overlooked. ‘We often look at things without really seeing them and the act of composing and taking a photograph really makes me deeply consider the form, colour, symmetry and texture of my subjects’. 

Peter works in both colour and black and white and feels that sometimes by stripping away the colour from a flower or leaf the beauty of its form is enriched. Other botanics demand full colour, whether it is the deep purple of a bouquet of tulips or the fiery oranges and reds of autumn leaves.