Yesterday my son and daughter in law (Alan and Louise) from Broome went to your exhibition at the Gardens. Al had an existing interest in Lake Eyre. They met and enjoyed chatting with Kelly and said no doubt she would remember them?
They were absolutely “blown away”, especially by the images on exhibition at the Gardens and the beauty of these. They also enjoyed your work at Customs House but more so the works on paper at the Gardens.
I thought I would let you know of their enjoyment as I felt sure it would be a welcome story!
Peter, I am so impressed by your photographs - they are inspiring, extraordinary, astonishingly beautiful, and utterly original. As a painter I find inspiration in aerial landscape photography - and your photos are just so painterly that they defy categorisation. They blur the line between painterly vision and landscape photography. Simply wonderful works of art.
Congratulations and thank you for the generous download of your catalogue.
Mr Peter Elfes,
Thank you for your letter of 14 February 2011 and the copy of your catalogue THE ARRIVAL - The Lake Eyre Series. It showcases an impressive body of work. I welcome the chance to review your art prints. Your photography is a valuable contribution to a rich creative life in Australia and I commend you on the popularity of your exhibition.
I would like to offer you my best wishes for the success of your future projects.
Minister for Regional Australia, Regional Developement and Local Government, Minister for the Arts.
I saw your site...fantastic work, many thanks for drawing my attention to your portfolio.
I really liked the shots of people, but the landscape is excellent. You have a knack for choosing that simplicity which allows the viewer to really understand the colour and form. Your landscape work stands out from the pack for me...one sees a lot of slick commercial landscape photography, but most of it lacks your attention to the essential formal elements of the work. A lot of landscape photography looks like the sort of stuff which wins awards in photographic shows - impressive but with no depth. Yours is definitely not like that...more like abstract painting at the minimal end.
With thanks for your help to Orange Regional Gallery.
Director of the Orange Regional Gallery
Email: 4 June 2011
Just a note to let you know all arrived fine........perfect! Thank you for the signed copy of your book and the RM Williams magazine too. The print looks fantastic and the ray of sunshine and the storm clouds looking like blue sky against the white salt pan........amazing!
I will enjoy every day to eternity.
Look foward to seeing your next series of images.
All the best,
Email 5 April 2011:
We met earlier in the year when you had your exhibition at the Botanical Gardens and I purchased a copy of the salt flats image [A Pause in Time].
I just wanted to drop you a very quick line to say that the shot is now up on the wall, framed and looks as magnificent as it did at the exhibition!! Everyone that visits is astounded by the lack of retouching and the composition of the piece a whole. Having spent some time with you talking about the shot I am able to recount the tale behind the shot and it makes the image even richer.
So thank you again for your wonderful, inspirational work and I look forward to viewing and purchasing more work in the future!
"Peter, the exhibition is a class act, fabulous pictures. Move over Max Dupain".
From the Comments Book at The Arrival Exhibition 28 January 2011 Palm House at Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.
Well done Peter, great photos colour true to the outback have travelled to Lake Eyre 7 times in the last 15 years every time showing a different side of the Lake. Excellent exhibition Cheers
A unique exhibition. Hard to believe that the Lake can be so different to what is normality. There is a fine appreciation of the landscape in these photographs that shows so much more than the usual photographs. Im so glad to have seen this exhibition, thanks
Wonderful photos thank you Peter, reminding us to take our minds beyond the city. Beautiful and mesmerising work
Suzy & Claire, Semaphone,
Peter, thank you for an excellent reminder of how incredible our country is! Your works are beautiful
Kate & Matt,
These photos make it easier to breathe. Amazing! Reflection III (Panorama) and The Illusion Plains my favourites. Truly majestic
Refreshing, absorbing, challenging, inspiring, Thank you
Adriana & Jac,
Breathtaking! Fantastic rendition of Australian landscape.
Christa Meli, Eva Maria Misller, St Jallen,